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Another French skipper trying to break a solo record.

Lionel Lemonchois solo on the Maxi 80ft trimaran Prince de la Bretagne will try to break the record Between Lorient (France) and and Maurice Island (Port-Louis) not far from Madagascar.. This record also belongs to Francis Joyon (26 days 4 hours and 13').

I find amazing how these guys can solo sail these monsters. The first one that showed that was possible was Franck Cammas that won the last Route du Rhum solo sailing the giant Grupama that was used previously by him (and a full crew) to beat the absolute circumnavigation record (that has already been beaten by Peyron).

He is going to try on the next days to beat also the solo 24 hours record (666,2 Nm at the average speed of 27,75 K)

You can follow the attempt here:

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Last edited by PCP; 01-17-2014 at 10:13 PM.
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