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Images © Vincent Curutchet, Jean Marie Liot

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS…RECORD IN HAND

42 days. 16 hours. 40 minutes. 35 seconds. 3Di sails.

© Vincent Curutchet

François Gabart now owns a mind-blowing solo record pace. Gabart has broken the Around the World, Singlehanded record a few days shy of one year from Thomas Coville’s 2016 record of 49 days last December. Gabart’s accomplishment is most impressive, considering that Coville smashed eight days off a record previously set in 2008 by Francis Joyon, and this latest attempt falls only two days off the fully crewed around-the-world record.

Gabart’s full inventory of North 3Di sails powered Macif around the world at an average of 27 knots. The mainsail on Macif had 47,000 miles on it before the start of this record attempt. This latest record is further proof that 3Di technology produces sails are the highest performance and most durable.

2017 saw many records broken, smashed and shattered. Congratulations to François Gabart and the entire Macif support crew, who we’re sure are already planning their next adventure.

© Jean Marie Liot