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Francis Joyon is back on the water chasing another record:

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:

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Last edited by PCP; 02-11-2013 at 06:47 PM.
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