In the record time of 13 days, 8 hours, 25 minutes and 56 seconds, the Frenchman Olivier de Kersauson made the distance from Sydney to Tahiti on his 110-foot Maxi-Tri “Geronimo”.
The record runs of the Frenchman Olivier de Kersauson continue. After breaking the all-round Australian record last month (17 days, 13 hours), he is now setting another record with his Max-Tri "Geronimo". The Frenchman sailed the route from Sydney / Australia to Papeete / Tahiti in 13 days, 8 hours, 25 minutes and 56 seconds. This new mark over the 3310 nautical miles long passage now only needs to be verified according to the guidelines of the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC).
De Kersauson will spend some time in the Pacific around Tahiti before heading west to Los Angeles for another record attempt. There he wants to tackle the Transpac record from Los Angeles to Hawaii. In 1997 Bruno Peyron set the current record of 5 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds over this distance of 2215 nautical miles with the 80-foot multihull “Explorer”.
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