Maxi-trimaran record-breaking times


The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran skippered by Francis Joyon, with a crew of 5, set 4 intermediate records – latest, from France to Cape Horn in Jules Verne Trophy

Maurice Uguen sent over news to Explorersweb/Pythom about a record breaking Oceans speed from France to Cape Horn.

The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran skippered by Francis Joyon, crossed the longitude of Cape Horn, the last of the three major capes in the Jules Verne Trophy at 0004 UTC on Thursday January 12th, in a record time.

After leaving Ushant on December 16th, Joyon and his crew of five, Clément Surtel, Sébastien Audigane, Bernard Stamm, Gwénolé Gahinet and Alex Pella have achieved the best intermediate time between Ushant and Cape Horn, completing this stretch in 26 days, 15 hours, 45 minutes some 4 days 6 hours and 35 minutes ahead of the reference time set by Banque Populaire V in 2012 (30 days, 22 hours and 19 minutes), reported IDEC SPORT website.

This is their fourth intermediate record including the Pacific Ocean record between the SE of Tasmania and Cape Horn with a time of 7 days 21 hours and 14 minutes (record held by Bruno Peyron since 2005 with a time of 8 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes).


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Previous about Uguen on Explorersweb:

ExWeb interview with Maurice Uguen, The greatest danger in the Northwest Passage is in the Human and his limitations


While they had to wait a short while for the low-pressure system to leave Argentina Francis Joyon and his men sailing to the NW of the Falklands have enjoyed a good morning they reported yesterday. Location:Oceans Source:IDEC SPORT Sailing

“We have just gybed. The seas are still a bit confused but we’re sailing well. The boat is making 30-35 knots without us pushing too hard. The seas will improve as time goes by ” said Francis Joyon at dawn 2700 miles from the Horn. Location:Cape Horn Source:Photo Jean Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC

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