More Records for IDEC SPORT
Published on January 11th, 2017
(January 11, 2016; Day 26; 20:08 FR) – Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT is on the verge of setting a new record to Cape Horn in their bid to win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world.
Their latest 24 hour run of 622 nm has only slightly decreased their lead to 1895.5 nm (-4.3 nm) ahead of the current time set in January 2012 by Loïck Peyron and his crew on the 40 VPLP-designed trimaran Banque Populaire V of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds.
After shattering the Indian record (4 days, 9 hours and 37 minutes) IDEC SPORT should be rounding the Horn after just 26 days and a few hours. The holder of the Jules Verne Trophy, Banque Populaire V with her crew of fourteen took 30 days 22 hours and 18 minutes to get to the tip of South America.
They will be taking a northerly route to avoid the calms, which are appearing in Drake Passage; a final difficulty before leaving the Southern Ocean and returning to the more hospitable waters of the Atlantic and the climb back up to Ushant.
Status as of 20:08 FR
Distance to Finish: 7590.9 nm
24 Hour Distance: 622 nm
24 Hour Speed Average: 25.9 knots
Ahead/Behind: +1895.5 nm
UPDATE: IDEC SPORT crossed the longitude of Cape Horn, the last of the three great Capes of the Jules Verne Trophy, at 01:04 minutes (French time) on January 12. Starting from Ouessant on December 16, Joyon and his five crewmen have set the best intermediate time on the Ouessant – Cap Horn distance in 26 days, 15 hours, 45 minutes. This improved the previous time by 4 days 06 hours and 35 minutes held by Banque Populaire V in 2012 (30 days, 22 hours and 19 minutes).
They pocketed a fourth intermediate record with that of the Pacific Ocean between the southeastern tip of Tasmania and Cape Horn in 07 days 21 hours and 14 minutes (record held by Bruno Peyron in 2005 in 8 days, 18 Hours and 8 minutes).
IDEC-SPORT traveled 18332 miles on the bottom (actual distance traveled since the start) between Ouessant and Cape Horn at an average of 28.7 knots.
Note: The 24 hour speed record of 908.2 nm (37.84 knot average) was set in 2009 by Banque Populaire 5, a 131-foot trimaran skippered by Pascal Bidegorry (FRA).
The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize 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.
After starting on November 16, Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT need to finish by 22:00:53 UTC on Monday January 30 to beat the current record set January 2012 by Loïck Peyron and his crew on the 40 VPLP-designed trimaran Banque Populaire V of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds.
Jules Verne Trophy
Record to beat: 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds set by Loïck Peyron and his crew of 13 in January 2012 on the trimaran Banque Populaire V (40 m)
Average speed to beat: 19.75 knots
Course: around the world via the three capes, Good Hope, Leeuwin, Horn.
Great circle distance: 21,600 miles
Start and finish line between Ushant (Créac’h Lighthouse and The Lizard (Cornwall).
IDEC SPORT trimaran
Trimaran with foils
Previous names: Groupama 3, Banque Populaire VII
Initial launch: June 2006
Length: 31.50 m
Beam: 22.50 m
Displacement: 15 t
Draught: 5.70 m
Mast height: 33.50 m
Source: IDEC SPORT