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Around the World in less than 45 Days (by boat)

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by brian eiland, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    It's now official: Francis Joyon will be setting off in the autumn to try to improve on the Jules Verne Trophy record time. It will once again be on his IDEC Sport ‘ultime' trimaran with a crew that he will attempt to complete the voyage in under 45 days. We met up with him to find out more.

    Francis, this time it is official. A year after your first attempt, you will be setting off around the world again in the autumn to tackle the Jules Verne Trophy.

    'Yes… we have not yet finished the job, so we're going back. When we finished in Brest on 8th January (after 47 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes), we even thought about setting off again a few days later… but that was more or less said as a joke, as there was after all some work to do on the boat. This time, we are serious: we will move to stand-by in late October this year to make another attempt.'

    ...more here...
    http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Francis-Joyon-to-tackle-the-Jules-Verne-Trophy-again/143619
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    That's going to leave them with very little time for borrowing stuff from powerboaters along the way.
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    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Ha...ha...ha
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    That would leave him with an average of 20 Kts SOG. And that with a blow boat! He really would have to make some good speed underway in order to find time for a break in between :). And I bet, his boat does not have much wellness area below or above deck. As much as I love sailboat races and I still cant prevent myself from participating on some of those but I am to old for that type of hardcore racing.
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    You and me BOTH :eek:
    It's surprising he can keep up that pace of his. I don't know his age, but he is no youngster.
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    He'll be 60 on May 28th.
    I think 2016/17 is probably the last chance for IDEC 3 (ex-Groupama 3) to beat the Jules Verne record in the current configuration.

    The problem for today's maxi-trimarans is that they routinely outpace the big weather systems (the wind) and then are unable to catch the next weather system. (Because of not enough wind. ;) )
    The new Ultime class trimarans should come online next year and the current thinking is that they'll occupy a sweet spot. Better low wind performance while still close enough in big weather.

    The teams are also working hard on foiling. Gintana did 40kts of boatspeed in 20kts wind with their modified MOD70. Sounds like their design target for the ~100ft boat is foiling in 15-25kts of wind, with waves up to 2 meter. They did drop out of the Ultime class, thinking that they need a slightly larger boat to make it work and go for records.

    That would be a paradigm shift for quite a while. No longer chasing the big fast moving weather systems but searching for even flater water and moderate winds instead. - Until someone finds out how to foil in high winds and waves that is.

    In the Jules Verne for Banque Populaire V average boat speed was ~26kts (vmg ~20 kts).
    In the Vendee Globe for MACIF average boat speed was ~15kts (vmg ~13 kts).