Joyon did, however, set an initial World Record and a benchmark single-handed time for the Discovery Route of 11 days 3 hours 17 minutes 20 seconds aboard his vintage 90ft Trimaran, IDEC.
RECORD: Singlehanded Cadiz to San Salvador. The Discovery Route
Yacht: Idec 90ft Trimaran
Sailed by: Francis Joyon
Dates: 10th to 22nd November 2004
Elapsed Time: 11 days 3 hours 17 minutes 20 seconds
Average speed: 14.53 kts
The outright - fully crewed - record for this route is held by Steve Fossett, who in February 2003 took 9d 13h 30m 18s in PlayStation.