Marc Thiercelin on the Open 60’ DCNS 1000 has rewritten Mediterranean crossing history. Marc, on its first ever record attempt, smashed the Marseille-Carthage record by crossing in 33 hrs 13 min and 30 seconds! That’s 12+ hours faster than the previous record set just a few weeks ago by Kito de Pavant and a staggering margin given that it’s a short crossing. After squeezing every ounce of puff out of tricky weather conditions,
Marc Thiercelin said, when he docked in Tunis “I was thrilled from start to finish; thrilled with the superb conditions and our tight course. I’m completely covered in salt, but very happy to have been so at one with DCNS. This is the first time I’ve attempted this type of event. Racing against the clock got me really wound up, so to speak. A record attempt means going flat out from start to finish. DCNS is very powerful, but also very stable and she doesn’t need a full spread of sail to show her worth.” Pic from Havas and some more here.