January 22, 2019
Like a courier train!
The sixth day of the nonstop race around the world of the 40-meter Spindrift 2 maxi-trimaran ended. Skipper Jan Gisharu and 11 members of his crew clearly have Fortune smiling.
On the eve of the morning, we recall, Spindrift 2 reached the equator, on which from the moment of crossing the start / finish line it took him (according to updated data) only 4 days, 19 hours and 57 minutes. This is almost a day faster than the current Jules Verne Trophy owner, Francis Juillon at IDEC-SPORT, during his record attempt two years ago.
At the moment of crossing the equator, Spindrift 2’s advantage over the IDEC-SPORT record schedule was about 180 nautical miles. And now (at 14.40 Moscow time) it is already (feel the difference!) 484 miles! Where Juiona severely slowed down the equatorial calm strip, Guichard rushed around, as if on a courier train!
Now the Spindrift 2 speed is 27.9 knots, and the average since the start is 24 knots. That is 46 km / h. As it is now accepted to say, inspires.
The Around the World website, http://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/en/homepage, is full of the most varied information. There you can find out who is on the watch now and who is resting, what will be for dinner today (chicken in lemon sauce with lentils and rice, and pasta) and what is the height of the wave (1 meter).
But the most important thing – there it is indicated what is the distance remaining until the finish of the race. Now it is 18,900 nautical miles.
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