Francis Joyon’s crew crossed the longitude of Cape Leeuwin at 2240hrs UTC after 18 days, 20 hours and 41 minutes of sailing since leaving Ushant. IDEC SPORT has become the first sailing boat in history to sail from Cape Agulhas to Cape Leeuwin in less than six days.
Five days eleven hours and 23 minutes was the time it took IDEC SPORT to go from South Africa to the south of Australia. Thanks to their straight, southerly crossing, Francis Joyon and his crew of five have become the fastest sailors in history on this Indian Ocean crossing. The only ones to have done this in less than six days.
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