Titouan Lamazou : “It’s a great day”

Courses 2016-2017

Created on:
26 January 2017 / 7:39
Modified on :
31 January 2017 / 11:29

Titouan Lamazou, president of the Jules Verne Trophy association, was in Brest on Thursday morning to welcome Francis Joyon and his five teammates. He praised the exploit of the Idec Sport team after its “magnificent victory.” A triumph that will surely whet appetites for more records from other skippers in coming months…

©Jacques Vapillon
©Jacques Vapillon


Titouan Lamazou : “This is a great day. We’re always pleased when records are broken The Jules Verne is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Francis is a great sailor like those, who preceded him, Peter Blake, Robin Knox-Johnson, Franck Cammas, Loïck Peyron… and the others. This is the victory of a crew, which has charmed everyone. They follow in the footsteps of people like Eric Tabarly. They had an exceptional crossing of the Southern Ocean. This is a well-build and well-designed boat and they prepared her well for a short-handed crew. 25 years ago, the goal was 80 days. Now we have to aim for less than 40. We think that lots of sailors will be tempted to try to grab the Trophy that Francis has just won.”


Source : www.idecsport-sailing.com

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