Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Roger that! Clear for take off!

Today the culmination of a long chapter of events that begin with Francis Joyon’s round the world solo record, continued with his fabulous trans-Atlantic and 24 hour solo records and then took a blow that day when his famous old trimaran was lost on Brittany’s rocks, in 2005. Today Francis Joyon has an IDEC again, but this time it was a brand new boat, purpose built for ocean record breaking, which took to the water in the old submarine base in Lorient, France. “I’m pleased to see it there and looking so right in its lines” said a smiling Joyon “and I’m very touched to see all those involved reunited here. Our project rested on the chemistry between various organisations: the Irens-Cabaret duo, the Samuel Marsaudon team, shipyard Gépéto for various parts, Lorima for the mast and boom.