Jean Luc van den Heede has broken the singlehanded, east to west world speed record by over 29 days
Jean Luc van den Heede has broken the singlehanded, east to west world speed record.
Sailing Adrien the 85ft monohull, van den Heede crossed the finishing line located off Créac’h lighthouse on the Island of Ushant in north-west Brittany at 2.26 am CET this morning after 122 days 14 hours, 3 minutes and 49 seconds at sea. He has broken the record held by Philippe Monnet by 29 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 47 seconds.
Having crossed the line van den Heede plans to take on board his technical team and head off towards his home port of Les Sables d’Olonne in western France. He should arrive with the tide on Thursday 11 March at 5 pm CET.