François Gabar on a MACIF trimaran circumnavigated the world in 42 days, 16 hours 40 minutes and 35 seconds, setting a solo circumnavigation record. The Frenchman surpassed the previous best time set by his compatriot Tom Coville on 25 December 2016 by six days and 10 hours.
"I didn't even dream of that," Gabar said. - On paper, given the weather and my capabilities, it came out that I could break that record, but not by more than 1-2 days."
The MACIF skipper logged 27,859 miles at an average speed of 27.2 knots. This is the first such attempt in the 34-year-old yachtsman's career. His time is second in the world among both singles and teams. Gabar is second only to the IDEC Sport crew led by Francis Joyon in terms of speed. The 6-member team took the Jules Verne Trophy in early 2017 for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe, covering 26,412 miles at an average speed of 26.85 knots in 40 days and 23 hours.
François Gabar also set a number of other records during his circumnavigation of the globe, the most significant of which are the longest distance covered alone in a day (851Other important records include the longest distance covered in a single day (851 miles), the fastest distance from Wessan Island to the Cape of Good Hope (12 days), the record for the crossing of the Pacific Ocean (7 days) and the record for the distance from Cape Horn to the equator (6 days).