Around the World Record Confirmed
Published on February 7th, 2017
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new outright around the world record set by Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT. The team set the new mark of 40:23:30:30 on December 16, 2016 to January 25, 2017, covering the theoretical distance of 21,600 nm at an average speed of 21.96 knots. The previous record of 45:13:42:53 was set January 2012 by Loïck Peyron and his crew on the 40 VPLP-designed trimaran Banque Populaire V.