January 16, 2019
The race around the world has begun !!!
Today, the crew of the 40-meter maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 with skipper Jan Guichard took the start in a race around the world. The goal is to set a new world record and get the Jules Verne Trophy.
In the French Brest, the trimaran left the base of the Spindrift Racing team at 11 o'clock Moscow time. And before that, even after dark, the crew’s farewell to their relatives and the final photographing took place (we publish some of these pictures here).
The start / finish line of the round-the-world races – between the French island of Ushant and Cape Lizard (the southernmost point of the UK) black and gold Spindrift 2 broke at 14 hours 47 minutes 27 seconds (again, Moscow time).
Recall that the record (and, hence, the Jules Verne Trophy) from 2017 belongs to Francis Juillon, who on the IDEC-SPORT trimaran passed around the world in 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds. It turns out that in order to improve this achievement, Gisharu and his team need to cross the same virtual line, but in the opposite direction, no later than February 26 at 14 hours 16 minutes 57 seconds.
Recall that the favorable weather "window" Spindrift 2 crew had to wait nearly two and a half months. And now, finally, this “window” has arisen. That should allow the trimaran to overcome the distance to the equator in no more than 5 days.
Follow the progress of Spindrift 2 on the tracker –
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