After 30 days at sea François Gabart has passed Cape Horn and is well ahead of the record at this point.
Gabart has set the absolute record for crossing the Pacific after passing Cape Horn after 29 days 3 hours and 15 minutes at sea since the start.
Gabart’s trimaran MACIF improved the record by 2 days 8 hours and 15 minutes the reference time for singlehanders, held since 2016 by Thomas Coville.
His performance is all the more remarkable as it sets a new absolute record (solitary and crew combined) of the crossing of the South Pacific (Tasmania – Cape Horn) in 7 days 15 hours and 15 minutes – better than 7 days 21 hours 13 minutes and 31 seconds of IDEC Sport last year.
Records aside, Gabart’s goal is to beat Thomas Coville’s solo world tour record of 49 days 3 hours 4 minutes and 28 seconds. To do so he has to reach the finish before December 23.