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Time is now: François Gabart is off to secure the North Atlantic Crossing record




macif_françois-gabart20110919_013The time is now: François Gabart waited for the first day of July before he set off on an attempt to secure the North Atlantic crossing record, held by Francis Joyon, who sailed it in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds (26.2 knots average true speed), in June 2013.  

My challenge is to sail well from the start. I am like a footballer who hasn’t played for a month and a half and is brought on after 75 minutes of play”, says the skipper of the MACIF trimaran.

The first 24 hours in an unstable wind flow will be decisive.


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