Joyon Breaks Record

NEWSBRIEF June 16, 2013 — Francis Joyon sets new record crossing the North Atlantic in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds.
He improved Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by over 16 hours.

Joyon staged in New York for about three weeks before he moored IDEC off Sandy Hook, NJ for final preparations and set sail on June 10th, as the sun came over the horizon at 05:00EST.

New York Media Boat successfully recovered IDEC’s mooring system shortly after.
Check out our photos of Francis Joyon and IDEC in New York.

Currently ENERGA and SAFRAN are in the cue, awaiting a weather window to challenge the IMOCA 60 transatlantic record. Stay tuned for updates.