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Old 19-01-2008, 15:36   #46
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Joyon is expected to finish in the next couple of hours. A short time ago he had 55 miles to go, and was making 23 + knots.

A solo circumnavigation in under 58 days. Incredible. Congratulations to him.
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Agree with that. Truly amazing.

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Joyon is expected to finish in the next couple of hours. A short time ago he had 55 miles to go, and was making 23 + knots.

A solo circumnavigation in under 58 days. Incredible. Congratulations to him.
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Old 19-01-2008, 16:03   #48
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Joyon is expected to finish in the next couple of hours. A short time ago he had 55 miles to go, and was making 23 + knots.

A solo circumnavigation in under 58 days. Incredible. Congratulations to him.
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Old 19-01-2008, 16:06   #49
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Un F ing believable. Thanks cat for the update.
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THIS IS a BIG DEAL.......
where can we follow this live???
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THIS IS a BIG DEAL.......
where can we follow this live???

Trimaran IDEC Click on "cartographie" on the map of the world. I THINK it's his real time position. About an hour to go.......

EDIT: 7.5 miles to go at 17 knots....
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Trimaran IDEC

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1 mile to go, at 17.5 knots. Just minutes away....
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Vive le champion!

It's official! Francis Joyon has shattered Ellen Macarthur's old solo non-stop circumnavigation record by more than two weeks, despite some nail-biting problems coming down the stretch.

Here's the update from 'Lectronic Latitude:

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Special Edition: Joyon Reclaims Solo Record

January 19, 2008 – Brest, France



Francis Joyon is once again the fastest solo sailor on the planet.
Photo Courtesy IDEC
© 2007 Latitude 38 Publishing Co., Inc.

Francis Joyon has absolutely crushed the record for a non-stop, singlehanded circumnavigation. Joyon sailed his 97-ft trimaran IDEC across the finish line off the Brest inlet in 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds — not only was it the fastest non-stop, solo lap around the world, but the second-fastest circumnavigation . . . ever!

Joyon finished just after midnight Sunday (which was this afternoon on the West Coast), bettering the pace of previous solo record-holder Ellen MacArthur by 14 days and change. In the process he also bettered the 2004 run of the late Steve Fosset's fully-crewed Cheyenne. Only Bruno Peyron's fully-crewed Orange II has done a faster lap of the planet at just over 50 days. Covering the nominal distance of 26,400 miles at an average speed of 19.09 knots, Joyon had to fight light air in the South Atlantic, a restless cap-shroud terminal and a badly-chafed mainsail halyard in the final third of his attempt to achieve this remarkable feat.

Bravo, Francis!

We'll have an update in Monday's 'Lectronic, as well as a more thorough report in February's Latitude 38.

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Unbelievable 14 days he bet Ellen’s record by 14 days.....
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Bon spectacle, Monsieur Joyon!
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This is really impressive! Not only the record solo circumnavigation, but the second fastest ever - that's really quite an accomplishment. Bet he slept for days straight!
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He's at it again!

From today's 'Lectronic Latitude, comes word that the inimitable Francis Joyon is in pursuit of another world-record with his remarkable trimaran, IDEC.

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"Joyon Charges Past Canaries

"October 29, 2008 – North Atlantic

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Joyon is building a cushion of time on his Route of Discovery record attempt.
© 2008 JM Liot/DPPI/IDEC

"Only a day and a half into his attempt on the singlehanded Route of Discovery, Francis Joyon is nearly 120 miles ahead of the current record's pace."

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For the rest of the story, go to:

Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine

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It's official! Francis Joyon has reclaimed the Route of Discovery title. This is from today's 'Lectronic Latitude:

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"Joyon Reclaims Route of Discovery

"November 7, 2008 – San Salvador



Francis Joyon and his IDEC 2 just took 15 hours off the singlehanded Route of Discovery record from Cadiz to San Salvador via Grand Canary Island.
© 2008 Jean-Marie Liot DPPI/IDEC

"Francis Joyon sailed his 97-ft Irens/Cabaret trimaran IDEC 2 into San Salvador a little after 6 p.m. last night, reclaiming his singlehanded Route of Discovery record by a margin of just over 15 hours. Sailing at an average speed of 16.4 knots, he covered the 3,885-mile course in 9d, 20h, and 35m, despite being nearly becalmed in his approach to the finish."

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Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine
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hey everyone just noticed somthing....was this boat ever in carnac france? if so i remember seeing it while i was there. i saw the boat when i was in france (live in the us) over august. definitly an amazing boat.
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