Fifth attempt to conquer Jules Verne Trophy

September 17, 2019

      Fifth attempt to conquer Jules Verne Trophy

Yesterday, at the Multiplast shipyard in the French city of Van, after several months of renovation, the world's largest, 40-meter sailing trimaran Spindrift 2 was launched.

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<p>As trimaran skipper Jan Guichard emphasized, the ship became even lighter, faster and more reliable. And already on October 1, at Spindrift 2, which in the coming days will anchor at the base of the team in La Trinité-sur-Mer, the crew will enter the maximum readiness mode for a new start. </p>
<p>Yes, friends, Guichard and Spindrift 2 are ready to start the next, for the fifth attempt to set a world record round the world race non-stop! Persistence is a great quality!</p>
<p>Recall that in 2016 the team was forced to leave the race when only 2,600 miles were left to the finish line, because of the massive anticyclone that would have to be circumvented. Guichard made his second attempt at the beginning of January 2018, but a few hours after the start he gave the command to return to the port. A few days later, Spindrift 2 again took off, but on the very first day of the race it lost its mast.</p>
<p>The fourth attempt, as you know, ended in failure on February 1 of this year, when Spindrift 2 damaged the right-hand drive, 1,200 nautical miles from Cape Luvin in the Southern Ocean. It should be noted: all 16 days that the trimaran was on the road, he was significantly ahead of the record schedule of his most important rivals – the IDEC-SPORT trimaran and skipper Francis Zhuillon, who has owned Jules Verne Trophy since 2017 (40 days 23 hours and 30 minutes) .</p>
<p>According to Guichard, this time the maximum readiness for launch will last no more than two months.</p>
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