November 12, 2019
Brest Atlantiques: Repair Needed
Less than seven days it took the trimaran Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (skippers – Frank Camma and Charles Codrelier) to complete the first stage of the Brest Atlantiques race and reach the coast of Brazil.
Recall that this race, in which four Ultim class maxi-trimarans participate, started on the previous Tuesday, November 5, from the French Brest. The race is non-stop, but stops are allowed for repairs. This is what the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild team took advantage of: the trimaran went to the port of the Brazilian city of Salvador (Bahia), where the dagger, which was damaged during a collision with an unidentified object a couple of days ago, needs to be put in order.
Macif (Francois Gabard / Gwenole Gaine) is also planning to make a stop: this trimaran, as we have already reported, has damaged the feather of the helm of the main building. Unless the team is going to stop south – in Rio.
Two other participants in the race – Sodebo Ultim 3 (Tom Coville / Jean-Luc Nelia) and Actual Leader (Yves le Bleve / Alex Pella) – are now 116 and 385 miles behind the Rothschild, respectively. But they are not going to make a stop in Brazil, so it’s quite likely that these two trimarans will be leaders – at least for a while.
Recall that the participants of Brest Atlantiques will have to go around the Kagarras Islands (five kilometers from Rio) and head for South Africa, and after reaching it, go around Robben Island (12 kilometers from Cape Town) – then turn back to Brest, where they last Tuesday took off.
Ahead – a little less than 10,000 nautical miles.
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