December 4, 2019
Good luck to Guichara!
Late in the evening yesterday, the 40-meter Spindrift 2 maxi trimaran, led by 45-year-old skipper Yann Guichard, set off from Créac'h lighthouse on the island of Wessan in a world race of 21,600 nautical miles.
The goal of Guichard and his crew, as we have already said, is to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy. Recall that since 2017, the record of the round-the-world race belongs to Francis Jouillon and his team, who overcame the distance in 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds on the IDEC SPORT maxi catamaran.
Behind the first 13 hours of the race. During this time, Spindrift 2 went 224 miles with an average speed of 18 knots. In this segment, he loses the IDEC SPORT Zhuillon schedule (on the tracker this is a red trimaranca) 72 miles.
But, of course, this does not mean anything yet. Most importantly, the race has begun!
P.S. Recall that Guichard already tried to seize the trophy, and several times. The last attempt failed on February 1 of this year, when 1,200 nautical miles from Cape Luvin in the Southern Ocean, Spindrift 2 damaged the right-hand drive. At the same time, all 16 days that the trimaran was on the road, he was significantly ahead of the record schedule of Zhuillon.
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