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IDEC Sport Asian Tour - Act 2: The great adventure

by Agence Mer & Media 22 Nov 19:44 GMT
IDEC Sport Asian Tour - Act 2: Francis Joyon has set sail © Fabrice Thomazeau / IDEC Sport

The maxi trimaran IDEC SPORT sailed by Francis Joyon, Antoine Blouet, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet and Corentin Joyon set off on a new adventure yesterday, a new challenge, a new experience in waters that are rarely visited by modern ocean racing boats.

The giant trimaran, IDEC SPORT is something of a pathfinder as she progresses towards Australia on a route that is not very efficient in terms of advancing towards the legendary Sunda Strait (between Java and Sumatra), but Francis wants to make the most of the downwind sailing conditions on seas that are not too nasty. That is what has been happening over the past 24 hors with IDEC SPORT easing into the journey to set the best time possible to Ho Chi Minh City.

Francis is sticking with his usual goal of performing well, while remaining very cautious. The IDEC Sport Asian Tour is a long adventure with four chapters far from technical assistance and facilities.

IDEC SPORT is sailing independently with her crew watching out for any squalls and wishing to avoid the sort of damage seen by IMOCA or Ultim boats which have collided with UFOs.

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