Less than seven days it took the Maxi trimaran Edmond de Rothschild (skippers – Frank Kamma and Charles Cadrele) to complete the first stage of the race Atlantiques Brest and reach the coast of Brazil.
Recall, this race, which involved four Maxi-trimaran class Ultim, started the previous Tuesday, November 5, from Brest in France. The race non-stop, but allowed the spot to repair. And this took the team Maxi Edmond de Rothschild: trimaran entered in the port of the Brazilian city of Salvador (Bahia), where it is necessary to put in order the centerboard, which was injured during a collision with an unidentified object a few days ago.
To stop going and Macif (françois Gabaret /Gwenola the Gain): this trimaran as we’ve reported, the damaged rudder of the main hull. Is that to stop the team going South in Rio.
Two other participants of the race, Sodebo Ultim 3 (Volume Covill /Jean-Luc Nelia) and Actual Leader (Yves Le Blevio /Alex Pella) – now lag behind from “Rothschild” to 116 miles and 385, respectively. But they do stop in Brazil is not going to, so it is likely a variant in which these two trimaran will be leaders – at least for a while.
We will remind, the participants of the Brest Atlantiques have to walk around the Islands Cagarras (five kilometers from Rio) and take a course on South Africa, and get to it, go around Robben island (12 km from Cape town) – then to turn back to Brest, where they on Tuesday took the start.
Ahead – a little less than 10 000 nautical miles route.
The race website at Brest Atlantiques –