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Old 05-12-2007, 03:19   #16
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Joyon has already caught up to at least the tail end of the half boats in the barcelona race - they have been going 24 days now. and he is two days in front of ellen's record, that is about 20% quicker so far. 10% quicker overall would be 7 days off the record. Unbeleivable - so impressive - watching the video as he went across the equator (I think - I dont speak french) was awesome.
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Today's update (and a correction) from 'Lectronic Latitude:

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"Joyon 20% Ahead of MacArthur's Pace


"December 5, 2007 – South Atlantic Ocean

"Francis Joyon and his 97-ft Irens/Cabaret trimaran have slowed somewhat in pursuit of a new solo around the world record, but are still on a pace that is — incredibly — about 20% faster than Ellen MacArthur's current record. . . . "


"How cool would it have been to watch Joyon and Colville match race around the world?
© 2007 Jacques Vapillon/ DPPI"

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:13   #18
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Joyon .... Unbeleivable - so impressive - watching the video as he went across the equator (I think - I dont speak french) was awesome.
Factor, where did you manage to watch this video - on IDEC's website I don't see any video clips?
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:43   #19
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Factor, where did you manage to watch this video - on IDEC's website I don't see any video clips?
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Pardon the interruption, but since Factor isn't presently online, I thought I'd chime in. Go to:

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Place your mouse pointer on Multimedia, then click on Videos in the drop-down menu. The first one, Passage de l'équateur, is the one you want.

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Thanks Tao, managed to see the clip - outstanding pictures and picture quality!
Now that's what I call multihull sailing! Or should that be "cruising in the fast lane!?
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Beautiful boat, that.
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Another great Nigel Irens design.
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I've been trying to look at the site for the Barcelona race for doublehanded open 60' mono's to see where the leaders are, and whether Joyon has passed all of them yet (I'm pretty sure he has, which means he has been sailing AT LEAST twice as fast as them!) but their website is even slower than the boats!
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I see "Hugo Boss" is in the mono fleet. There's a good video of Hugo Boss here:
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Joyon is really moving now. More than 3 days in front of Ellen's record and travelling at around 25 kts.
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The latest on Francis Joyon's epic endeavor, from today's 'Lectronic Latitude:

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" . . . Joyon's time from Brest to the Cape was 15 days 18 hours and 21 minutes, four days and more than 1500 miles ahead of MacArthur’s time. He's also made the second fastest time ever from Brest to the Cape, crewed or singlehanded: only 26 hours behind Bruno Peyron's fully-crewed, 121-ft catamaran Orange II, but also 24 hours ahead of Olivier de Kersuasson’s 112-ft, fully-crewed trimaran Geronimo.


"Francis Joyon is ripping up Ellen MacArthur's solo circumnavigation record of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds.
© 2007 JM Liot/DPPI/IDEC"

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He is 5 degrees further east than the leading MONOHULL two person crewed race boat that left Barcelona 29 days ago (so he has passed the lot) and he has only taken 17 days and he is on his own.
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He is 4 days or 2000 miles in front now! 65 days for the record is well in sight.
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We ought to have a sweepstake on this, anybody know how it could be set up on the forum.
ie put in your user name and time you think he will do it in and the winner can pat himself on the back
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Ya gotta love it!

Francis Joyon rocks! Let's hope this continues. Here's the latest from 'Lectronic Latitude:

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"Joyon Smashes 24-hour Solo Record

"December 12, 2007 – Indian Ocean



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"Francis Joyon pushed hard ahead of a low and was rewarded with a new record.
© 2007 JM Liot/DPPI/Idec

" 'It seemed unavoidable, and indeed it has happened,' writes Javier de Muns, Latitude's man in Brittany. 'Francis Joyon, racing around the world singlehanded aboard his 97-ft trimaran Idec, has set a new 24-hour solo record of 616 nautical miles — an average of 25.6 knots.' . . . "

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Here's the link to IDEC's website:

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Once there, scroll down to the box headlined "Le Tour du Monde en Solitaire" and click on "Cartographie" for a graphic representation of his present location, along with that of MacArthur at the same time point in her record-breaking voyage.

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