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    Published on 02-23-2020 10:56 AM
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    The RHKYC Sailing Committee met last night and agreed to an ‘A to A’ Offshore race to be held over Easter this year to replace the Rolex China Sea Race. RCSR, you will remember, ...
    Published on 02-19-2020 08:42 AM
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    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran sailed by Francis Joyon, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet and Corentin ...
    Published on 02-18-2020 12:53 PM
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    Epilogue, tomorrow morning at breakfast time

    Francis Joyon and the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran are expected to cross the finishing line for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London tomorrow ...
    Published on 02-17-2020 11:02 AM
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    IDEC SPORT 700 miles from the record

    Less than 700 miles from the finish of the Tea Route record in London, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran continues to extend her lead over the record holder, Giovanni Soldini’s ...
    Published on 02-16-2020 02:28 PM
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    This morning (Sunday), Francis Joyon and the crew of IDEC SPORT reached the Portuguese islands of the Azores. They are passing through the middle of ...
    Published on 02-14-2020 10:06 AM
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    A tense weekend ahead

    The huge Atlantic Ocean is offering a series of weather difficulties to the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran. It is clear in the Northern Hemisphere, the air masses are battling it out violently and the sailing conditions are varying ...
    Published on 02-12-2020 09:34 AM
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    “With the South Atlantic like that, we would never have smashed the Jules Verne Trophy record.” That was how Francis Joyon described the situation, still somewhat taken back by the vagaries of the South Atlantic ...
    Published on 02-10-2020 09:39 AM
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    IDEC SPORT in the Doldrums

    23 days after setting sail from Hong-Kong on her attempt at the Tea Route record, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran is currently dealing with that tricky stretch of sailing involving crossing the Inter-Tropical ...
    Published on 02-09-2020 01:52 PM
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    Francis Joyon and the crew of IDEC SPORT crossed the Equator this morning (Sunday) at around 1000hrs UTC after some slow progress and a a lot of difficulties getting way from the South Atlantic. In light westerlies ...
    Published on 02-07-2020 12:34 PM
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    The tough face of the South Atlantic

    Each day comes with its particular difficulty. After twenty days of sailing and having clocked up more than 11,000 miles during her attempt at the Tea Route ...
    Published on 02-05-2020 09:35 AM
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    Heading west...

    Francis has come to a decision. Between an option on the short route close to the coast of Africa, which would be slow, or a very long detour extending his route, he has decided to go west around the Doldrums that ...
    Published on 02-03-2020 10:49 AM
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    The Indian Ocean is behind them and now they face St. Helena. Francis Joyon and his crew of four were clearly pleased and relieved to return to the Atlantic yesterday morning. Christophe Houdet, Bertrand Delesne, Antoine Blouet and Corentin ...
    Published on 02-02-2020 02:13 PM
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    Francis Joyon has rounded the Cape of Good Hope

    Crossing the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope today at 1:30 hrs UTC, Francis Joyon and his crew of four completed the first half of their attempt at the Tea Route record, which has been held since 2018 by ...
    Published on 01-31-2020 09:22 AM
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    Francis Joyon, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet, Bertrand Delesne and Corentin Joyon will reach the halfway point of their long journey on the Tea Route. Tomorrow morning (UTC) they will cross another symbolic mark ...
    Published on 01-29-2020 10:26 AM
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    With more than 770 miles ahead, this morning, on the record holder of the Tea Route, Francis Joyon can hope to cross the symbolic mark of the Cape of Good Hope within 4 days, a little less than 15 days after. his departure from Hong Kong. ...
    Published on 01-29-2020 09:38 AM
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    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 24 Report
    By Luke Scott

    What an amazing day full of finishers! A massive release of a spectrum of emotions from the sailors, families, friends and race supporters as the first five monohulls cross the finish line: Ciao Bella – JM BUSHA 54; Haspa Hamburg; Mussulo 40 Angola Cables; Almagores II & Mojie I.

    And although the final pecking order is far from decided, there are a number of “knowns” to draw from these finishers:
    Ciao Bella : start one monohull line honours, youngest skipper finished.
    Haspa Hamburg: start two monohull line ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 10:38 AM
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    In the violence of the Indian Ocean...

    Over the past five days or so, the Indian Ocean has offered a series of contrasts to Francis Joyon and his crew of four aboard the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran. ...
    Published on 01-27-2020 09:42 AM
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    The Cape 2 Rio fleet is approaching the finish after more than 3 weeks at sea and enduring Tropical Storm Kurumi

    Read the reports from the past several days:


    Cape2Rio2020 | Day 18 Report
    By Luke Scott

    The Brazilian Navy, through the Navy Hydrography Center (CHM) and multiple collaborators, has issued a warning predicting the formation of a cyclone with possible subtropical characteristics, starting on the 23rd, when it may be classified as Subtropical Depression. The formation of the cyclone is associated with the establishment of a convergence zone over a region where the sea surface temperature is being observed between 26°C and 27°C. If the intensity of the observed winds reaches or exceeds 63 km / h (34 knots), the phenomenon will be reclassified as Subtropical Storm “Kurumí”, an expression in Tupi-Guarani that means “boy”.

    Predicted weather as at 14h00B, 24 Jan ...
    Published on 01-24-2020 11:21 AM
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    The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran has been showing her real efficiency over the past two days, as she passes through the heart of the Indian Ocean. Francis ...
    Published on 01-23-2020 09:24 AM
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    Francis Joyon and crew have moved out of the light winds of Sunda Strait and back into better winds as the Maxi Trimaran enters the Indian Ocean. The lead over the
    standard made by Maserati has grown to 427nm .