From the following press release on the Trimaran IDEC website:
Francis Joyon was received with full honours aboard the IDEC maxi-trimaran in Bordeaux today (Friday 4th April). The Girondins de Bordeaux football team followed by the Mayor of Bordeaux, Mr. Alain Juppé welcomed the IDEC trimaran and signed the Sail of Hope. This sail will be crossing the Atlantic to head for Brazil in aid of the ICM in a few days from now. The launch of this new route between France and Brazil is taking shape with a new ocean record soon to be set between Bordeaux and Rio de Janeiro. Francis Joyon’s goal is to set the initial reference time.
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