Varför inte segla över Atlanten i en liten katamaran? Nytt rekord från Dakar till Guadeloupe: 11 dagar 11 timmar 25 minuter 42 sekunder. Fransmän så klart! Foto: Martin Coudriet
Starting Line: Dakar (Senegal)
Finishing Line: Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)
Distance: 2700 milles
In November 1986, the French skipper Jacques Pradel associated with the Australian Tony Laurent set a record between Dakar (Senegal) and Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe) in 18days 22 hours with a Hobie Cat 18. Second, third and fourth tries failed and the record has been broken only 13 years later. To this day, the WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council) has only validated 3 records on the course between Dakar and Pointe-à-Pitre. Last crossing in 2004 lasted 13days 13hours, 28 minutes and 27 seconds.
Pierre-Yves Moreau and Benoît Lequin have known each other since they are 17, when they were both part of the Glénans Sailing Center in France. Passionate by technical aspect of sailing, Pierre-Yves and Benoît have done several famous international races such as “Mini 6.50” and “Figaro”. Their four years experience and technical knowledge in competition on single-hulled vessels, catamarans and trimarans will also help them to break this record!