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22 April 2008, 03:23 pm
JOYON's Intermediate Records Ratified
Francis JOYON celebrates at the end of his world record voyage
Francis JOYON can celebrate some more records

WSSRC News

The World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) has ratified a number of intermediate records achieved by Francis JOYON (FRA) during his record breaking solo round the world voyage.
From 23 November 2007-19 January 2008, Francis JOYON set a new Around the World, Singlehanded record of 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds onboard the trimaran IDEC, smashing the previous mark by over 14 days. During his voyage JOYON also set numerous intermediate records, which have now been ratified by the WSSRC.

Click here to find out more on JOYON's record.

The Record

Record : 24 Hour Singlehanded.
Yacht: IDEC
Name: Francis JOYON (FRA)
Dates: 11 December 2007-12 December 2007
Start time/position: 11/12/07: 05:01:00 UTC: Latitude: 45.784 Longitude:
52.796
Finish time/position: 12/12/2007 05:00:00 UTC: Latitude: 47.480 Longitude:
67.505
Elapsed time: 23 hours 59 minutes
Distance: 613.5 nm
Average speed: 25.56 knots

At the time of this claim the current record was 610.45 nm set by Yvan BOURGNON (FRA) onboard Brossard in 2006. Subsequently, on the 6 January 2008, Thomas COVILLE (FRA) established a new record of 619.3 nm, an average speed of 25.8 knots. JOYON therefore held the record over the intermediate period.

The Record

Records: Equator/Equator, singlehanded
Yacht: IDEC
Name: Francis JOYON (FRA)
Dates: 30 November 2007- 10 January 2008
Elapsed time: 41 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes

Previous Record

Yacht: B&Q
Name: Ellen MACARTHUR (GBR)
Dates: 2005
Elapsed time: 51 days, 19 hours and 17 minutes

The Record

Records: Indian Ocean, singlehanded
Yacht: IDEC
Name: Francis JOYON (FRA)
Dates: 8 December 2007-18 December 2007
Elapsed time: 9 days, 12 hours and 6 minutes

Previous Record

Yacht: B&Q
Name: Ellen MACARTHUR (GBR)
Dates: 2005
Elapsed time: 12 days, 18 hours and 57 minutes

The Record

Records: Pacific Ocean, singlehanded
Yacht: IDEC
Name: Francis JOYON (FRA)
Dates: 18 December 2007-29 December 2007
Elapsed time: 10 days, 14 hours and 26 minutes

Previous Record

Yacht: B&Q
Name: Ellen MACARTHUR (GBR)
Dates: 2005
Elapsed time: 12 days, 13 hours and 39 minutes

World Sailing Speed Record Council - www.sailspeedrecords.com
ISAF (source: John Reed)
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