On November 4th, François Gabart left France on his super Trimaran in an attempt to beat the world record rounding the earth. The previous record of 49 days 3hours and 4 minutes being help by another Frenchman Thomas Coville.
His position 21 days later is approximately 671 miles ahead of where Thomas Coville was at the same time. With almost 12.000 miles to go, it does not mean much.
A couple of interesting statistics:
- Average speed in the past 24h is 30.8 knots which is incredible.
- Hours slept in the past 24h a mere 3h 27m. At this latitude you have to watch for icebergs and the winds are crazy.