January 29, 2019
Cape of Good Hope passed!
Last night, the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 with skipper Jan Guichard crossed the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope. It happened 12 days later, 13 hours and 8 minutes after the start.
Recall that the main virtual competitor Spindrift 2 – IDEC-SPORT trimaran, in which skipper Francis Juillon in 2017 set a world record of nonstop racing around the world – the same segment (from start to longitude of the Cape of Good Hope) overcame 12 days 19 hours and 41minutes That is, at this level, the advantage of Guichard and Co. was 6 hours and 32 minutes.
Less than two hours after that, Spindrift 2 crossed the longitude of Cape Agulhas (Cape of Agulhas), the most southerly point of Africa. It happened 12 days later, 14 hours and 58 minutes after the start – Juion and IDEC-SPORT were 6 hours and 42 minutes worse.
For especially zealous fans of statistics: the segment from the equator to Cape Agulhas Spindrift 2 passed in 7 days 17 hours exactly.
At the moment when these lines are written (10.45 Moscow time on Tuesday), Guichard and Spindrift 2 are ahead of Juion’s schedule and IDEC-SPORT by 356 nautical miles. The 40-meter tri-speed currently stands at 32.2 knots.
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