Fastest circumnavigation sailing solo

Francis Joyon (France) sailed solo and non-stop around the world in 57 days 13 hr 34 min 06 sec from 23 November 2007 to 20 January 2008, in the 97-ft maxi-trimaran IDEC II. Joyon began and ended his 21,600-nm (38,900-km; 24,170-mile) journey in Brest, France, beating the previous record by Ellen MacArthur (UK) by 14 days.