MACIF: The yacht sailing into the record books?

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  • MACIF is a 100-foot trimaran built to shatter world records
  • Frenchman Francois Gabart will attempt round-the-world record in 2017

(CNN)Question; What's 100 feet long and made to smash world records?

Answer? The MACIF trimaran, a giant yacht which one of sailing's biggest stars is hoping to pilot into the history books.
    Built for renowned French sailor Francois Gabart, next year he will pilot the vessel during an attempt to break a round-the-world sailing record.
    The 33-year-old is looking to break compatriot Francis Joyon's single-handed circumnavigation record, which stands at 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and six seconds.
    And Gabart's preparations seem to be going well. He become the first sailor to complete the 2016 Transat bakerly event Tuesday, claiming line honors in the Ultimes class.