Trimaran IDEC Sport: 2+1 records confirmed by WSSRC (World Speed Sailing Record Council)

It took a while since skipper Francis Joyon and his crew on IDEC Sport crossed the finish line on 26th January 2017 to get the official notices in the record books:

40 days 23 hours 30 minutes 30 seconds

… is the official round the world record for the Jules Verne Trophy. IDEC also set two more records within its circumnavigation: the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Record.


IDEC Sport Records Confirmed

The World Speed Sailing Record Council has ratified three intermediate records and the new benchmark for around the world sailing set by IDEC SPORT.

March 27, 2017 (Source: Sailing World)
  IDEC Sport racked up three intermediate records as well as an overall Jules Verne Trophy record on their round-the-world attempt earlier this year.  Jean-Marie Liot

IDEC Sport racked up three intermediate records as well as an overall Jules Verne Trophy record on their round-the-world attempt earlier this year. Jean-Marie Liot

The Indian Ocean record between Cape Agulhas and Tasmania, which already belonged to Francis Joyon and his men, was shattered by more than a day between 29th December 2016 and 4th January. It now stands at 5 days, 21 hours, 7 minutes and 45 seconds.

IDEC SPORT also slashed almost a day off the South Pacific record set by Bruno Peyron and the maxi catamaran, Orange in 2005 (8 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes). Joyon and his crew took just 7 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes and 31 seconds to sail the distance between Tasmania and Cape Horn.

Finally, the intermediate reference time between the Equator on the way down and the Equator on the way back now stands at 29 days, 9 hours, 10 minutes and 55 seconds, replacing the time set by Loïck Peyron aboard the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V of 32 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes.

As a reminder, the time of 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds is now the outright round the world record from Ushant to Ushant via the three major capes, Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn, referred to as the Jules Verne Trophy record.

The WSSRC has recorded the following reference times:

Dates: from 16th December 2016, start at 0819hrs UTC, to 26th January 2017 at 07:49:30 UTC.

The international body recorded an average speed of 21.96 knots over the theoretical distance of 21,600 miles.

Francis Joyon and his men actually sailed 26,412 miles out on the water, at an average speed of 26.85 knots.

They shattered the previous record held by Loïck Peyron and the crew of the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V by four days, 14 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds.

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