2014 Youth Olympic Games
23 Aug 14
Sunday 24 August will be used for the final races of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition after light winds, a freak storm and further light breeze forced a third day of postponements.
Over the final stretch, Francis Joyon came very close to beating his own outright distance record over 24 hours (666.2 miles) and this enabled the Breton skipper to make important gains over the second half of the crossing, in spite of sailing some distance away from the Great Circle Route.
Record: Transatlantic W-E, Ambrose Light to Lizard Point
Name: Francis Joyon (FRA)
Time: 5 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes & 40 seconds
Distance: 2925 NM
Average speed: 20.97 kts
* Subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC)