Record of the round the world tour to the veil
Being given the configuration and the distribution of the Ocean S compared to the Unintermitting S, the course of the round the world tour to the veil is very particular.
The starting line, which is also the finishing line, is located between the Phare of the Cape Lizard in Cornouailles and the Phare of Créac' H on Ushant. Once this cut line, it is necessary to go down towards the south, to pass the three courses (Good-Hope, Leewin and Horn) and then to go up the Atlantic Ocean to cut the finishing line.
This course can be under consideration with or without stopover. However, a stopover is a waste of time. Thus, current times of reference (in 2005) are established on courses without stopovers.
Direction of the course
The round the world tour can also be carried out in the two directions of is in west or of west in east. The dominant winds and currents return the course of west in is faster. Thus, the majority of the skipeurs and the crews launch out in a Circumnavigation of west in east.
Today the Multicoque S became much more powerful than the Monocoque S. best times are thus establish by multihulls.
Today, the race Vendée Globe is a race as a recluse on monoshell limited to 60 feet (approximately 18 meters). This race established the time of reference on the western course is out of monoshell. But this race includes additional buoys of passage.
The race The Race does not follow the same course. Times are not very comparable.
The Trophée Jules Verne is decreed with the boat and the fastest crew.
Of west in east
Of is in west
To date (2006), no time of reference was approved.
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