Congratulations to Francis Joyon for Setting New Singlehanded Transatlantic Record

idecCongratulations to Francis Joyon, who set a new west to east singlehanded transaltantic sailing record. He sailed from New York’s Ambrose Light of and crossed the line linking Lizard Point, Cornwall to Ushant in a remarkable 5 days 2:56 minutes and 10 seconds, beating the previous record set by Thomas Coville in 2008 by 16 hours 34 minutes and 30 seconds.
Joyan sailed a Groupe IDEC 29.7 meter trimaran and covered a distance over the bottom of 3,222 miles at an average speed of 26.20 knots. An amazing performance. Francis Joyon, 57, is a French professional sail boat racer and yachtsman, and currently also holds the record for the fastest single-handed sailing circumnavigation.

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