Holcim-PRB, the dominant leader of The Ocean Race, has set a new 24-hour IMOCA record of 595.26 nautical miles
Kevin Escoffier’s Holcim-PRB, the dominant leader of The Ocean Race, has set a new 24-hour IMOCA record by covering a breath-taking 595.26 nautical miles (1102 kms) over Saturday 11-Sunday 12 March.
This means the crew of Holcim-PRB maintained an average pace of 24.8 knots racing at near 50°S in this long Southern Ocean stage. (The IMOCA record is subject to validation by the World Speed Sailing Record Council).
The previous official IMOCA record was set by Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss in 2018 (solo) at 539.71 miles, while the crew of Charal had smashed out a 558-mule run on the delivery back from the Route du Rhum last December (which couldn’t be ratified).
IMOCA record and maximum points
Escoffier’s Holcim-PRB team was also first through the Tasmanian scoring gate on this Southern Ocean leg. They collect a full five points for passing longitude 143° East at 17:45 (UTC) today, Sunday 12 March.
These maximum points add to Holcim-PRB’s back to back wins in Legs 1 and 2, and puts Escoffier and crew of Abby…