UNTIL NOW FRANCOIS GABART HAS NOT MISSED A SHIFT. THE RECORD NON-STOP SINGLE-HANDED AROUND THE WORLD IS CLOSE TO BEING RE-SET.
This performance by Francois Gabart is already remarkable in so many ways. If he completes it in record time; which looks likely; it may stand for awhile.
We should not overlook the important role that weather routing played in this event.
Thanksgiving Day, the United States is taking pause, Banque Populaire V with Brian Thompson aboard left Ushant just over 2 days ago is already off the coast of Africa; just ahead of the present record holder Groupama, Stan Honey had been the navigator for that record setting passage
I sailed with Brian a couple of years ago in the middle sea race, on a monohull, slow compared to the 42-45 knots of boat speed Banque Populaire is reporting presently.