The Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT sailed by Francis Joyon, Clément Surtel, Alex Pella, Bernard Stamm, Gwénolé Gahinet and Sébastien Audigane won the Jules Verne Trophy, the outright round the world sailing record, this morning.
Francis Joyon and his crew sailed the 22,461 theoretical miles in 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds, at an average speed of 22.84 knots.
Friday, April 4 will be a special day in Bordeaux, which will host the maxi trimaran IDEC and pilot Francis Joyon, in the preamble to the top from the Route de l’Amitié. This new record between Bordeaux and Rio de Janeiro is intended as a bridge friendly union between France and Brazil. It will bring Great Ambassadors of the two countries – sports personalities, artists, or from the business and media circles – around a common support to charities including ICM, Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord. For this new Road 5000 nautical miles (9,200 km) across the Atlantic, the big red trimaran will front the “Sail of Hope”, which will be dedicated during signing ceremonies in France and in Brazil by all great ambassadors of both countries gathered around the project. It will then be auctioned in late 2014 at a gala evening in Paris. All the profits will be donated to charities and the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord (see previous news). From 10 am this Friday, April 4, therefore, the big red trimaran pass under the bridge Chaban-Delmas, and will dock to honor pontoon, near the Place de la Bourse. At 11am, the team Girondins de Bordeaux sign turn Sail of Hope in other sports personalities company. At 15:30, Francis Joyon will board the big multihull and revert the Chaban-Delmas bridge 16h. This will be the official start of stand-by itself. Ie the waiting period of better weather opportunity to carry out this solitary navigation and establish the first reference of this new Route de L’Amitié.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Francis Joyon received ULTIMATE TROPHY, new sporting distinction that honors the fastest sailor on the four major ocean records alone: “World Tour, North Atlantic Discovery Route and 24 hour record . The skipper of the maxi-trimaran IDEC is the first to receive this new award, true Grand Slam of ocean sailing solo! Award received from Jean Todt, FIA President and Gérard Saillant, President of ICM.
Repeat the exploits of Francis Joyon deserved a trophy. Record World Tour alone in 2008, 24-hour record in 2012, Discovery Route and Record of the North Atlantic in 2013: so many great records held by Francis Joyon and earned him this award Wednesday, October 9 the ULTIMATE TROPHY. “I am pleased that this award embodies performances that are the fruit of a long process with the IDEC Group, ICM, my router Jean-Yves Bernot, but Christophe Houdet who helped me for escorts” says the skipper of the maxi-trimaran IDEC. 57 days around the world solo Marin fastest around the world since 2004, his record was broken the following year by the British sailor Ellen MacArthur who sailed around the world in 71 days and 14 hours – one day better than Francis. Francis who went for the record in 2008 and hit a great shot breaking the record in 57 days 1:34 p.m. minutes and 6 seconds! “World Tour is the most difficult record for its length and crossed areas,” says he. “I had to go very far south in iceberg areas, facing extreme weather conditions . The rise between Cape Horn and Britain was also complicated, with a lot of minor damage. And despite the challenging course, we had to go fast for a
long time. This is my best record, one that leaves me more memories. ” 666,000 in 24 hours in the summer of 2012, Joyon addresses a second major record: the greatest distance covered in 24 hours alone. Result: 666.2 miles. “I saw a depression formed in the middle of the Atlantic. I left Britain to join then I placed on its front. It worked! The record of 24 hours is too extreme, in the sense that it must be very high speeds in rough conditions necessarily. ” eight days on the road to Columbus in February 2013, Francis Joyon part in the assault of the one of his records he feels threatened: the Discovery Route between Cadiz (Spain) and San Salvador (Bahamas). He explains: “Thomas Coville had a nice ahead of my time reference and was poised to improve. So I went to my turn. Meanwhile, Thomas gave up and so I fought against my own clock. Successfully (8 days 16 hours 7 minutes and 5 seconds). In the Discovery Route, it takes several fronts, but also faced calm zones. Unstable conditions, therefore, and must successfully manage these different weather systems. ”
Atlantic in 5 days Last record to date: the North Atlantic in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds to rally Ambrose Light off New York to Lizard Point, at the western tip of Cornwall. A particularly remarkable that it occurred in a particular context. Francis Joyon: “I capsized off New York during the previous attempt. I felt apprehensive but I was desperate to erase the bad memory. Again, it must be constantly very fast, background settings on the boat all the time to file more than 25 knots. We hardly slept for five days and you get overwhelmed. ” Keep Trophy Francis Joyon has to date four records in his pocket. But it is well placed to know that they are by definition meant to be broken. Especially as competition sharpens: sailors from the likes of Thomas Coville, Armel Le Cléac’h, François Gabart or Lemonchois covet his records, and at the same time the Ultimate Trophy. Francis Joyon but does not move in quite the contrary: “I find that my performance has created a rivalry that pushes sailors and sponsors to invest. They provide the means to fight with larger boats, lighter, wider – so faster. But I will not let me do, if one of my records is beaten, I’ll do anything to get it back! “. Patrice Lafargue, Chairman of the IDEC Group: “I am very proud of this award which recognizes a great sailor and history of over 10 years with the IDEC Group. I agree with all employees to congratulate these exploits non-standard. ” Gerard Saillant, President of the ICM: “The Ultimate Trophy is the recognition of repeated exploits of an extraordinary man common and through it all a team. Francis has long shown that the victory was the result of talent, labor and courage, but was not incompatible with loyalty, generosity and legendary discretion that he knows. Francis thank you for making us dream! ”
Reminder of four records:
– Record Around the World: 57 days 1:34 p.m. minutes and 6 seconds, February 2008
– 24-hour record: 666.2 miles traveled, July 2012
– Record of Discovery Route (Cadiz – Without Salvador): 8 days 16 hours 7 minutes and 5 seconds in February 2013
– Record of the North Atlantic: 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds, in June 2013
Francis Joyon on on the maxi trimaran IDEC II shatters the North Atlantic Record in an amazing 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. That is 16 hours, 24 minutes and 30 seconds faster than the record previously established by Thomas Coville in 2008!
Records Francis Joyon has previously broken.
Francis Joyon is leaving. In a few days, he will address the prestigious North Atlantic record. Success would make him the first skipper to win the incredible “Grand Slam” of records. Joyon will be on stand-by in New York from May 15. Yesterday evening the skipper was in Paris for a great evening presentation at Pershing Hall in the presence of three of the four solo Atlantic record holders Florence Arthaud, Thomas Coville and Bruno Peyron, current record holder. His record will be challenged shortly by the skipper of the Maxi-trimaran IDEC.
Hold 21 knots average for less than 5 days, 19 hours and 29 minutes. Alone. On the demanding North Atlantic. That’s the challenge with the high bar set by Thomas Coville in July 2008. Francis Joyon will sail between the Statue of Liberty and the English Cornwall. To be precise between Ambrose Light in New York and that the Lizard in the south of England . In that in-between are heavy waves, winds and icebergs to content with while sailing at breakneck speeds.
668 nautical miles 1237 kilometers in 24 hours! The new distance record in 24 hours by boat and sailing solo. The navigator Francis Joyon set a new record last night absolute speed over 24 hours, on board his giant trimaran IDEC 29 meters, the average hourly a stunning 27.83 knots …
Francis Joyon had left Trinidad last Friday on-Sea, heading for the Azores in order to find the ideal conditions to address the reference time been held by Thomas Coville water with 628.5 miles set in 2008 during his second attempt against the lap record in the world, still held by Francis.
“I needed to meet ideal conditions, that I had previously found that in the Indian Ocean, with winds well established in the regular time, preferably in front of a front in order to benefit from a sea (relatively) flat … I went about 800 miles west of Cape Finisterre, on the edge of high pressure near the Azores. I left with a wind from the southwest, but I have faced from the outset an otherwise swell from the north.
I attacked back, and after a time, the swell is ordered and the wind increased to 32 knots. It was extremely dangerous. The boat was constantly on the edge. I do not Barrais. I remained standing 24 hours in my cockpit with mainsheet in one hand, and listening to Solent in the other. When the boat crashed into the wave, I shocked one or the other. But I often listen to shock all at once. No rest. Some granola bars for food only. ”
This is essentially the same words and the incredible Mr. Joyon recipe for iconic record. With peaks of 34 knots, the Marine Locmariaquer adds a new line to his many records. He had already held the record in 2004 aboard the old trimaran IDEC.
He carried this time reference to 613.5 miles (25.56 knots average) record during his World Tour victory in 2007. This is Thomas Coville, who had therefore taken the time reference in the following year by swallowing 619 miles to 25.80 knots average near Kerguelen. This same Thomas Coville on his 32 meter trimaran was then his own record to 628, 5000, to 26.2 knots in December 2008.
“I would have been very pleased to get this record, if only a handful of miles” says Francis. “But nearly 40 miles! I am very happy. My satisfaction comes mostly from the fact that I have sailed since I was little capsize last year when I attempt against the record for crossing the Atlantic. IDEC has undergone a beautiful site this winter. But the mast is the same one that broke in two during the capsize. As for sails, these are the originals, which have good 90,000 miles on the clock. Beyond the numbers, I just offer a truly magical moment. Able to operate such a machine to its full potential is extraordinary. That’s what I thought doubling cargo in showers of foam. ”
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The giant trimaran IDEC skippered by Francis Joyon has overturned this morning around 7:00 (HF) off the coast of New York. He had crossed the start at 00 hours, 08 minutes and 10 seconds GMT (02 hours, 08 minutes and 10 seconds HF) in his attempt against the record for crossing the North Atlantic. Francis Joyon was about twenty miles off when his multihull was taken at night in a violent burst the passage of a storm. The trimaran was then the “web time”, with three reefs in the mainsail taken and CRO in the front, is the ideal combination to manage and some 25 knots of wind blowing from the south in the area. Through the wind, a sea still calm, Joyon was facing the most perilous conditions for a multihull. A violent and sudden squall capsized suddenly has the maxi trimaran IDEC on the side.
Relief was immediately alerted. Francis Joyon is well. He is in contact with the router Jean-Yves Bernot. He will probably remain on board the boat overturned pending the arrival of a tug capable of IDEC back safely.
Francis Joyon’s own words on what happened during the night:
“I was in my seat to watch outside the boat. I began to extricate myself meteorologically disturbed area as close to American shores. I had managed to drive about 90 miles on the road in very irregular and highly unstable, with a poorly established wind direction varied between 10 and 30 knots. I went through some very intense storm episodes, marked by violent gusts but it’s at a time when I thought I extract myself from this area that I received as a true giant mushroom that has catapulted the boat on its side. I was sailing under reefed mainsail with three reefs, with the small CRO in the front. The violence of the gale was such that the bed sensor, alarm anti capsize so did not have time to go off I felt the pressure and I shocked the mainsail, then the cart in style. The wind continued to grow very violently and I felt the boat literally catapulted into the air. Within seconds, I was “on the roof.” I found myself under water, as plated in the nets. I tried to m ‘ guide to see how back in the open air. It was night and chaos. In energy, I found myself near a float. I’m not sure how I joined the forward beam and I was able to climb onto the platform. I then joined inside the boat through the flap survival.
I think Idec has not suffered too much. I have about 10 cm of water inside. I could save my mail. I got my phone from my Iridium to prevent capsizing. I have a “flash light” very powerful and I felt like the boat drift into the path of major shipping to New York, I spent the late night on the threads to report my presence to freighters. The sun rises now and what danger is. I am in contact with hourly Christophe Houdet down. I know that many people are mobilizing to find a tug. I am only fifty miles from Newport (Rhode Island). The boat seems intact and I know that the rig does not bump against the platform. The sea state is calm and air temperature quite bearable. I have something to eat. ” Once a towing vessel arrives, I will be able to dump the rig, and perhaps consider a turning operation to facilitate towing … ”
A rescue boat arrived on area to assess the situation, take part in securing the area of the capsizing, and may lend support to Francis. Patrice Lafargue, Chairman of the IDEC active all her network of contacts in real time and follows the evolution of the situation. Francis Joyon has no plans to leave his boat. Various contacts are underway with U.S. and tugs can be reasonably estimated that the recovery operation of the boat with Francis on board will be set up in the day ….
We are so sorry to hear of this news about IDEC , but very thankful that Francis was uninjured in the capsize.