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27 November 2007, 12:18 pm
IDEC Triples Its Lead
IDEC is flying
IDEC is almost 300 miles up on the record pace

WSSRC Record Attempt

Only four days after leaving Brest Francis JOYON is recording 500 mile-a-day averages on his solo round the world record attempt.
Francis JOYON (FRA) and his IDEC trimaran have tripled their lead over the record-pace and are now theoretically 280 miles ahead of Ellen MACARTHUR's time.

Speaking yesterday JOYON commented, "It's not going badly at all; I'm sailing in a bit of a disturbed trade wind, with some little squalls. The wind is north-east, between 18 and 25 knots, and the boat is slipping along at 22 knots."

The Record To Beat

Record: Round the World, non-stop, singlehanded
Yacht: B&Q
Skipper: Ellen MACATHUR (GBR)
Dates: 28 November 2004-7 February 2005
Elapsed time: 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds
Distance: 21,760 nm
Average Speed: 12.66 knots

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Trimaran IDEC (As Amended By ISAF)
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