New World Speed Records Confirmed
Published on March 8th, 2017
The World Sailing Speed Council has confirmed the establishment of a three new World Records set by the 120-foot trimaran IDEC with skipper Francis Joyon (FRA) and five crew:
Record: South Indian Ocean Round The World Intermediate Record.
Dates: 29th December 2016 to the 4th January 2017
Start time: 05:42:11 on 29/12/16
Finish time: 02:49:56 0n 04/01/17
Elapsed time: 5 days 21 hours 7 minutes and 45 seconds
Previous record: 12/12/15. IDEC. Francis Joyon. FRA.7 days
Record: South Pacific Ocean Round The World Intermediate Record.
Dates: 4th January 2017 to the 12th January 2017
Start time: 02:4956 on 04/01/17
Finish time: 000327 on 12/01/17
Elapsed time: 7 days 21 hours 13 minutes and 31 seconds
Previous record: 25/02/05. Orange II. Bruno Peyron. FRA.8d 18h 8m
Record: Equator to Equator Round The World Intermediate Record.
Dates: 22nd December 2016 to the 20th January 2017
Start time: 03:17:31 on 22/12/16
Finish time: 12:2826 on 20/01/17
Elapsed time: 29 days 9 hours 10 minutes and 55 seconds
Previous record: 30/12/11. Banque Populaire 5. Loick Peyron. FRA. 32d 11h 52m
Source: John Reed, WSSR Council