Francis Joyon is in North Cove Marina in New York taking care of his maxi trimaran IDEC. On Thursday 16th May, the official stand-by began as he awaits a weather opportunity to tackle the North Atlantic record between Ambrose Light and the Lizard. A legendary record.
Francis Joyon already holds the solo round the world record, the 24-hour distance record and the Columbus Route record, and this spring he is set to tackle the North Atlantic record. If he achieves that, he will become the only sailor in the world to have managed the Grand Slam.
FRANCIS JOYON HAS SMASHED THE COLUMBUS ROUTE RECORD
Friday, 15th February 2013
Francis Joyon, skipper of the maxi trimaran IDEC, crossed the Columbus Route finishing line off San Salvador in the Bahamas at 04 hours 57 minutes 30 seconds GMT today Friday 15th February 2013 (0557hrs CET).
Francis Joyon is in the process of successfully completing his latest attempt at the Columbus Route. On Thursday lunchtime, he only had 280 miles left to sail before crossing the finishing line in San Salvador. After being slowed down yesterday, IDEC was back up to speeds of around 20 knots and should smash her own record taking the time to under 9 days. They are due to finish tomorrow (Friday).
Press release n. 19 – New York-San Francisco Record
Milano, February 11th 2013
Unstable wind conditions for Giovanni Soldini and Maserati 900 miles left to reach San Francisco The arrival is expected around February 15th
42 days after leaving New York, Giovanni Soldini and his team are sailing close-hauled in the trade winds, just 900 miles away from San Francisco, the final destination of thehistoric Golden Route. The arrival is expected around February 15th.
Press release n. 9 – New York-San Francisco Record
Milano, January 18th 2013
Giovanni and his team are 920 miles fromCape Horn
Maserati is expecting tough conditions in the passage: opposite winds up to 35 knots.
18 days after the departure from New York, Maserati is sailing along the South Patagonian coast (precisely on San Jorge Gulf’s latitude) and is getting closer to the legendary Cape Horn (920 miles away at 12.00am update, Italian time). Giovanni Soldini and his team are expected to round it around on January 22nd.
Ambos suman ocho participaciones en vueltas al mundo
PEPE RIBES Y SIMON FISHER, A BORDO DEL VO70 “MAPFRE”
Sanxenxo (Pontevedra), 17 de enero de 2013
El VO 70 “MAPFRE” continúa gestando su tripulación para su próximo intento de récord sobre la Ruta del Descubrimiento de Cristóbal Colón. Poco a poco se van cerrando filas y a medida que se confirman nombres, éstos van saliendo a la luz. Hoy jueves se ha hecho oficial que los vueltamundistas Pepe Ribes y Simon Fisher estarán a bordo del barco español.
Difficult weather conditions for Giovanni Soldini and his team Maserati is expected to cross Cape Horn in 2000 miles
Over the last 48 hours, after a very fast descent from New York to Rio de Janeiro, Maserati finally slowed down.
Standing as the gate to enter the southern ocean, a wide and unmoving cold front had the Italian boat trapped in a dead-calm zone with no winds, mixed with sudden squalls and wind shifts.
“We left New York six days ago. For the first 24 hours it was freezing cold! The morning we left New York we were busy breaking the ice on the deck, around the rails, on the sails… The air was freezing and the water was even worse. Leaving New York on a boat is always a unique experience, but as soon as we put to sea our emotions changed. Maserati dives down from the waves, like a wild horse of the seas galloping at over 30 knots!
Press release n. 5 – New York-San Francisco record
Milano, January, 6, 2013
Giovanni Soldini and Maserati have entered the trade winds
“We have entered the trade winds – writes Giovanni today at 7am – we are sailing 16-17 knots fast towards the equator, with genoa 1, fore sail and main sail. We are wet from head to toe but happy!”. After nearly 6 days and having sailed 1900 miles, Soldini and Maserati’s team have finally entered the trade winds.
Press release n. 1 – New York-San Francisco record
Milano, December 31, 2012
Giovanni Soldini and Maserati set sail today for the New York-San Francisco record attempt
- 13225 miles to sail in a crew in less than 57 days and 3 hours
- Winds blowing at 45 knots and waves 5 meters high are expected
The set off of Giovanni Soldini and Maserati’s team from New York to San Francisco – crossing Cape Horn – is confirmed for today at 6 pm (Italian time).
VICTORIA Y RÉCORD PARA EL WILD OATS XI EN LA ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART
DECEMBER 28, 2012
El Wild Oats XI (AUS) de Bob Oatley, patroneado por Mark Richards, ha logrado su sexta victoria en tiempo real en la Rolex Sydney Hobart. El Maxi de 100 pies cruzaba la línea de llegada frente a la capital de Tasmania a las 07:23h de la mañana del viernes, día 28 de diciembre (hora local, 21:23h del jueves en la España peninsular), estableciendo un nuevo récord de la regata.
The title says it all. It’s just soaking in now… with the Champagne.
Calling friends, team members… all are family tonight.
I’m sitting here with great French champagne all around and smiling people. VESTAS Sailrocket 2 sits outside on the lawn shivering lightly in the decreasing breeze. She has the noble composure of a race winning horse that struts around wondering what all the fuss is about.
The team at VESTAS Sailrocket are trying to work out why they keep hitting a limiting speed around 52 knots. The team are using a highly innovative concept to try and set the outright world speed sailing record. They think that their limit is being caused by too much drag on the foils rather than not enough power in the wing. This video gives an insight into the teams activities whilst they are waiting for wind.