FRANCIS JOYON LOOKS BACK AT 2017

FRANCIS JOYON LOOKS BACK AT 2017

For Francis Joyon, the 2017 season began with an amazing achievement, when he smashed the Jules Verne Trophy record on IDEC SPORT with a new time of 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds. A skilled observer, who was for many years the fastest solo round the...
FRANCIS JOYON AIMING FOR THE RHUM

FRANCIS JOYON AIMING FOR THE RHUM

The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran is starting a long winter refit at the Multiplast yard in Vannes, which is aimed at rejuvenating the Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP) designed boat built in 2006. Far from following the latest trend, Francis Joyon, after talking it over...
FRANCIS JOYON HAS SMASHED THE SOLO NORTH ATLANTIC RECORD

FRANCIS JOYON HAS SMASHED THE SOLO NORTH ATLANTIC RECORD

French sailor Francis Joyon crossed the longitude of the Lizard at 0137 hrs UTC this morning (Wednesday 12th July 2017). This marks the finish line for the North Atlantic crossing from Ambrose Light off New-York. With a race time of 5 days, 2 hours and 7 minutes, at...
NORTH ATLANTIC RECORD: FRANCIS JOYON CHASING HIS OWN RECORD

NORTH ATLANTIC RECORD: FRANCIS JOYON CHASING HIS OWN RECORD

Francis Joyon left New York last Thursday sailing alone and without any navigational assistance to deliver his maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT to her home port of la Trinité sur Mer in Brittany, after his excellent second place in The Bridge 2017. As he set off, Francis...
IDEC SPORT, SECOND IN THE BRIDGE 2017: “WE REALLY ENJOYED IT”

IDEC SPORT, SECOND IN THE BRIDGE 2017: “WE REALLY ENJOYED IT”

A happy crew of just five finished in New York just after midnight after sailing 3152 miles from Saint Nazaire in France in The Bridge 2017. After eight days, eleven hours and nine minutes averaging more than 17 knots, Francis Joyon, Alex Pella, Gwénolé Gahinet,...
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