You don't know who Joyon is? Shame on you
. He is just the man that holds the sailing circumnavigation solo record (57 days and 13 hours), the sailing 24 hours solo record (668 Nm averaging 27.83K), Central Atlantic record ( Cadiz -S.Salvador) and the Record France - Mauritian Islands, always in solo of course.
Is on the water trying to beat his own Central Atlantic Record
, that is called in France: "Route des decouvertes".
Besides this record its main objective for this year is to beat the North Atlantic record and he is warming up for the clash of titans: The 2014 Route du Rhum.
On the last one he was beaten by.....Franck Camas that sailed alone the monstrous trimaran that he used with a full team to beat the world circumnavigation absolute record. Camas managed what many deemed impossible: to solo sail that monster and beat Joyon and his dedicated solo trimaran racer.
The North Atlantic solo record is, since 2008, in the hands of Thomas Coville with 5 days and 19 hours. Joyon had tried to beat it in 2011 but capsized shortly after leaving New York.
Have a look at Joyon and his boat: