851 miles in a day – solo sailor Gabart sets incredible new sailing record in giant trimaran

Solo sailor François Gabart has set an extraordinary new solo 24-hour speed record while attempting to break the round the world record in trimaran MACIF TAGS:24hr recordMACIFRound the worldRound the world records An astonishing new solo 24-hour record has been set by French sailor François Gabart. The single-hander covered 851 miles in the South Atlantic in his 98ft trimaran MACIF. This equates to a day-and-night average speed of 35.4 knots. In setting this extraordinary new record, Gabart has bettered his previous 24-hour solo record in the same boat, set in the…

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