Olivier de Kersauson and team have clocked up another 552 miles in the last 24 hours

Geronimo, Olivier de Kersauson’s giant trimaran is still well ahead of the Jules Verne Challenge record having clocked up another 552 miles on her 38th day at sea averaging 23 knots. The team now have their eyes set on Cape Horn which is now just 2,133 miles away which means that if they retain their current speed, they could be round the Horn by Friday.

De Kersauson however, is first to realise that it’s not over yet by any means. They still have some of the worst of the Ice-strewn Southern Ocean to contend with – the biggest threat to any racing yacht speeding round the world. Their current position is 51.19 degrees south – 103.24 degrees west.