Triumphant Pursuit of Jules Verne Trophy:
(January 26, 2017) – The 31.5 trimaran IDEC SPORT sailed by Francis Joyon (FRA), Clément Surtel (FRA), Alex Pella (ESP), Bernard Stamm (SUI), Gwénolé Gahinet (FRA), and Sébastien Audigane (FRA) today won the Jules Verne Trophy, awarded for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of yacht with no restrictions on the size of the crew, starting and finishing between the Le Créac’h Lighthouse off the tip of Brittany and the Lizard Point in Cornwall.
Crossing the finish today at 0749hrs UTC, Joyon and his crew sailed the 22,461 theoretical nautical mile course in 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds, at an average speed of 22.84 knots. Out on the water, they…
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