Joyon bid to beat Ellen

Francis Joyon has confirmed he will begin his record solo, non-stop attempt around the world on Friday, November 23, on board the 90ft trimaran IDEC, which has been in
stand-by in Brest, France.

The time he has to beat is that held by Dame Ellen MacArthur: 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds in her trimaran B&Q.

Both boats were designed by Nigel Irens. For more information see