Offshore Racing – Monday, January 27, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 9

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 9 Successfully bypassing the weather turbulences over the Indian Ocean south bound, Francis Joyon FRA and his team on the Trimaran 'IDEC' had another good day covering 626nm in 24 hours. This morning UTC, the advance on the existing record was again over 600nm. ----- Tomorrow, Cape of Good Hope will be reached. With 8'500nm on the counter, 'IDEC' has been more than halfway to London after 9 days. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, January 26, 2020
Offshore Racing – Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 6

The favorable conditions over the Indian Ocean persisted yesterday allowing the Trimaran 'IDEC' to reach top speeds of almost 40kn, i.e. over 70kmh ! Consequently, the advantage of Francis Jovon FRA and his team on the existing record grew massively on 665nm or over a day this morning UTC. ----- Today, the weather situation becomes more complicated and on the way to the Cape of Good Hope, a deviation South will be necessary. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Friday, January 24, 2020
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Offshore Racing – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 1

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG-London GBR - Day 1 Francis Joyon FRA and his team on their Maxi-Trimaran 'IDEC' started the Hongkong-London Route du Thé record attempt yesterday in a moderate 15kn wind. After less than a day underway, the advantage on the existing record was already 71nm this morning UTC. The first possible obstacle will be the crossing of the Equator in the Indian Ocean. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, January 18, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start today

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start today Start time 9h UTC in Hongkong this morning ! Francis Joyon FRA and his team plan to depart to the final and most important record attempt of his Asia-Tour, the Route du Thé leading around Africa to London. The existing record, established by Giovanni Soldini ITA with his MOD-70-Trimaran 'Maserati' is 36 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. ----- The preview. ----- The record ride can be followed over GPS tracking.
Offshore Racing – Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start tomorrow

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC - Start tomorrow Tomorrow Saturday, 9h UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team with their Maxi Trimaran 'IDEC' will depart from Hongkong to London on the Route of Tea with the goal to improve record establised by Giovanni Soldini ITA with his MOD70-Trimaran 'Maserati' in 2018. 36 days and 2 hours for the 15'000nm have to be beaten. ----- The preview.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   

Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC on standby for the record attempt as from tomorrow

 Ocean Records - Route du Thé - Hongkong HKG - Trimaran IDEC on standby for the record attempt as from tomorrow After a two week interruption in Shenzen CHN, the Maxi-Trimaran IDEC has been relocated to Hongkong from where the Route of Tea record attempt to London will be started provided a promising weather window shows up. The existing record for the 15'000 miles belongs to Giovanni Soldini ITA with his MOD-70-Trimaran 'Maserati' with 36 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. Francis Joyon FRA will be underway with a 5-person team. ----- The news.
Offshore Racing – Monday, December 30, 2019
Monday, December 30, 2019   (Image © Studio Borlenghi)

IRC - 75th Sydney-Hobart Race - Sydney AUS - Day 5

 IRC - 75th Sydney-Hobart Race - Sydney AUS - Day 5 The 75th Sydney-Hobart Race will come to an end today as the 14 boats still underway this morning UTC will reach Hobart in the next hours. ----- The overall winner in IRC calculated time, the Tattersall Cup, is therefore firm with the TP52 'Ichi Ban' on top for the second time after 2017. Her owner and skipper Matt Allen AUS is past-President of Sail Australia and member of the National Olympic Committee. ----- The IRC-ranking list and the news.
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