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news - Spindrift2 achieves 2nd fastest circumnavigation ever but misses Jules Verne Trophy

Jan 09 2016

 

2nd sails 2nd fastest circumnavigation ever but not fast enough to win Jules Verne Trophy
Spindrift2 finished their record attempt to win the Jules Verne Trophy in  47 Days 10 Hours 59 Minutes. The trimaran skippered by Yann Guichard has finished its first Jules Verne Trophy, registering the second fastest time in history, and with Dona Bertarelli becoming the fastest woman to sail around the world.
The sailors on Spindrift 2 crossed the finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy off Ushant at 15:01 UTC on Friday, after 47 days 10 hours 59 minutes and 02 seconds at sea. After nearly 29,000 miles travelled at an average speed of 25.35 knots, Spindrift 2 closed the circle on its first voyage around the world by claiming the second fastest time in history. The crew, led by Yann Guichard, did not beat, on this attempt, the time set by Loick Peyron (they were slower by 1d 21h 16' 09"), whose record of 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes is still the one to beat.
The 14 sailors have set three new record times on this voyage around the world. The first came from the start at Ushant to the Equator in 4 days 21 hours 29 minutes, a staggering average of 30.33 knots on the theoretical route (the shortest route). The second, between Ushant and the South of Tasmania, symbolising the entrance into the Pacific Ocean, was 20 days 04 hours 37 minutes. Incidentally, Spindrift 2 fleetingly held the record for crossing the Indian Ocean in 8 days 04 hours 35 minutes, which was broken a few hours later by IDEC Sport, who also left from Ushant on November 22. Finally, the third record: Ushant-Cape Horn in 30 days 04 hours 07 minutes, which brought a lead of 18 hours and 11 minutes over Banque Populaire V.
The Spindrift2 crew was exclusively using the latest generation of Marinepool Ocean Racing Tops and Trousers for the Jules Verne Trophy which was developed jointly for the record attempt.
www.spindrift-racing.com
Photos © Eloi Stichelbaut | Spindrift racing

2nd sails 2nd fastest circumnavigation ever but not fast enough to win Jules Verne Trophy

Spindrift2 finished their record attempt to win the Jules Verne Trophy in  47 Days 10 Hours 59 Minutes.

The trimaran skippered by Yann Guichard has finished its first Jules Verne Trophy, registering the second fastest time in history, and with Dona Bertarelli becoming the fastest woman to sail around the world.

The sailors on Spindrift 2 crossed the finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy off Ushant at 15:01 UTC on Friday, after 47 days 10 hours 59 minutes and 02 seconds at sea. After nearly 29,000 miles travelled at an average speed of 25.35 knots, Spindrift 2 closed the circle on its first voyage around the world by claiming the second fastest time in history. The crew, led by Yann Guichard, did not beat, on this attempt, the time set by Loick Peyron (they were slower by 1d 21h 16' 09"), whose record of 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes is still the one to beat.

The 14 sailors have set three new record times on this voyage around the world.

- The first came from the start at Ushant to the Equator in 4 days 21 hours 29 minutes, a staggering average of 30.33 knots on the theoretical route (the shortest route).

- The second, between Ushant and the South of Tasmania, symbolising the entrance into the Pacific Ocean, was 20 days 04 hours 37 minutes. Incidentally, Spindrift 2 fleetingly held the record for crossing the Indian Ocean in 8 days 04 hours 35 minutes, which was broken a few hours later by IDEC Sport, who also left from Ushant on November 22.

- Finally, the third record: Ushant-Cape Horn in 30 days 04 hours 07 minutes, which brought a lead of 18 hours and 11 minutes over Banque Populaire V. However it was not enough for a new record, adverse conditions in the Atlantik ocean caused Spindrift2 to bleed miles climbing up to Ushant.

The Spindrift2 crew was exclusively using the latest generation of Marinepool Ocean Racing Tops and Trousers for the Jules Verne Trophy which was developed jointly for the record attempt.

Check out the Marinepool Ocean Racing Suit used by Spindrift2 here
www.spindrift-racing.com

Photos © Eloi Stichelbaut | Spindrift racing

 

© Eloi Stichelbaut | Spindrift Racing

© Eloi Stichelbaut | Spindrift Racing