Francis Joyon set off this morning on his attempt at the Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius). At 0911hrs UTC on Saturday 19th October, the skipper of IDEC SPORT crossed the start line off the Citadel of Port Louis (Morbihan). Ahead of the boat, a complicated 8,800-mile long solo voyage to the island of Mauritius. Francis is attempting to smash his own reference time of 26 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes set ten years ago. To improve on that time, he will have to finish before 1324hrs UTC on 14th November. The Mauritius Route is the first Act of his campaign of record attempts in Asia, the IDEC SPORT ASIAN TOUR.