French trimaran establishes new world record

The World Speed Sailing Record (WSSR) Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record by Frenchman Francis Joyon on board the 98ft trimaran IDEC.

Record: Singlehanded Cadiz to San Salvador

Yacht: 'IDEC' 98ft Trimaran

Name: Francis Joyon. FRA

Dates: 6th-15th February 2013

Start time: 12;50;25 UTC on 06/02/13

Finish time: 04;57;30 UTC on 15/02/13

Elapsed time: 8 days 16 hours 7 minutes and 5 seconds

Distance: 3884M

Average speed: 18.66 kts

Comments: Previous Record: 'IDEC'. Francis Joyon FRA. Nov 04. 11d 3h 17m 20s