January 28, 2019
The next frontier – Cape of Good Hope
Behind the 12th day of the unceasing race around the world is the 40-meter Spindrift 2 40-meter maxi-trimaran with skipper Jan Guichard. 755 nautical miles covered in 24 hours.
Needless to say, this is a high result: the average speed of Spindrift 2 for 12 days was 31.5 knots. But at the same time, the speed of virtual rivals Gishar and Co. – the current owner of Jules Verne Trophy, Francis Juillon and his trimaran IDEC-SPORT – was even higher at 34.7 knots in the same period, so they managed to get 833 nautical miles in 24 hours.
So, the advantage of Spindrift 2 over IDEC-SPORT has decreased. A day ago there were more than 400 nautical miles. Now – exactly 350.
And very soon, in a matter of hours, Spindrift 2 will cross the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope.
As is known, IDEC-SPORT, during its record attempt in 2017, reached this milestone after 12 days 19 hours and 41 minutes after the start. With Spindrift 2, the result should be better. But how much?
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