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2017 Race Records © North Sails

North Sails 2017 Records

North Sails 2017 Records: A memorable year for our clients and for North 3Di

2017 Records
Broken. Smashed. Shattered. That’s what happened to several records in 2017, a memorable year for our clients and for North 3Di. In January, Armel Le Cleác’h sailed around the world solo in 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds, breaking the solo (monohull) round-the-world record. During the summer, records were falling so fast we had a hard time keeping up: Round the Island, Transpac, Transatlantic (twice!). We’re guessing that Thomas Coville holds the record for the most sailing
records broken in a single year.In December, Christmas came early for Francois Gabart when he and his MACIF took the outright solo around-the-world record by lapping the planet in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. The final record of 2017 goes to LDV Comanche, who set the pace for future Rolex
Sydney – Hobart Races (1 day, 9 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds).

And with that, we raise a toast to our clients who push the limits and to the products that help make all this record smashing possible. Here’s to 2018!

Francois Gabart
December 2017
Solo Circumnavigation (outright)
42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds
© Jean Marie Liot
Francis Joyon
January 2017
Jules Verne Trophy
40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes, 30 seconds
©Jean-Marie Liot
Armel Le Cléac’h
Banque Populaire XIII
January 2017
Solo Circumnavigation (monohull)
74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes, 46 seconds
© Thierry Martinez
Jim Cooney
LDV Comanche
December 2017
Sydney-Hobart Race Record
1 day, 9 hours, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
© Carlo Borlenghi
Francois Gabart
December 2017
24-hr Distance Singlehanded
826 nm, 34.4 kts
© Vincent Curutchet
Thomas Coville
Sodebo Ultim
July 2017
Transatlantic Outright
4 days, 11 hours, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
© Thierry Martinez

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