Sailing News

Ocean Records – Route du Thé – Hongkong HKG-London GBR – Day 24 – IDEC now 72nm behind record


The innertropical convergence zone – the Doldrums – turns out to be a huge calm area stalling the Trimaran IDEC ! For over 48 hours, Francis Joyon FRA and his team are hardly making progress in the almost windless patch around the Equator. This morning UTC, IDEC even had a 72 mile deficit on the existing record of the 30 foot smaller Maserati with Giovanni Soldini ITA. —– The race tracker, the news and a video .