Tag Archives: France

Farthest distance – Conan’s Wheel (Basque)

The farthest distance travelled while bearing the 357 kg weight of Conan’s Wheel is 78 m and was achieved by Pascoau Philippe (France) on the set of L’Ete De Tous Les Records in Argeles-Gazost, France on 6 July 2005. Marco Frigatti in attendance. Exact specs of equipment used detailed fully on attached TV claim form.

Fastest archery underwater

The record for the fastest time to successfully complete three circuits of an underwater archery course is 1 min 4 sec and was set by Yohann Belpre (France) on the set of L’Ete de Tous les Records, in La Tranche Sur Mer, France on 25 July 2005.

Fastest circumnavigation sailing solo (female)

Ellen MacArthur (UK) sailed solo and non-stop around the world in 71 days 14 hr 18 min 33 sec from 28 November 2004 to 7 February 2005 in the trimaran B&Q. She started off Ushant, France, rounded the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), sailed south of Australia, and rounded Cape Horn (Argentina) before heading back up the Atlantic to Ushant.

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.