Joyon shatters record

IDEC Sport, the maxi trimaran sailed by Francis Joyon, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet and Corentin Joyon, completed the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London in the morning of Wednesday, the 19th of February.

The boat crossed the finish under the QE II Bridge which spans the River Thames at 07:37:33  UTC. Their race time, which is the new record over this route, is 31 days, 23 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds.

They have beaten the record previously held by the Italian skipper, Giovanni Soldini (Maserati) by 4 days, 3 hours, 0 minutes and 26 seconds.

Over the 15,873-mile voyage, they averaged 20.7 knots.
 
 
 
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