Less than 24 hours after crossing the starting line, maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 had to abandon her fourth attempt at breaking the Trophée Jules Verne record for fastest outright circumnavigation of the globe.
The maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 is less than 24 hours into its fourth attempt at tackling the Trophée Jules Verne record for the fastest boat to sail around the globe. It's a lofty record that now stands at an incredible…
"It should take us 16 and a half days of sailing to get to Ho Chi Minh City. It’s a great pleasure for me to set off on this adventure towards places our Western racing boats rarely go."
Francis Joyon has just beaten his own record, set 10 years ago. This stretch of the Route to the Indies is called the Mauritius Route. Joyon covered the course in…
Francis Joyon took advantage of a weather window this weekend to embark on his Asian Tour record attempts. The Frenchman set off Saturday morning at 9:11 UTC on his attempt at the 8,800-mile Mauritius Route record.
French record-setter Francis Joyon is heading back out to sea. He's looking for new adventures with different horizons. In late October, he plans to set sail alone on a voyage aboard the 105-ft IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran.
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