Ended 14 day non-stop race around the world 40-meter Maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 skipper Ian Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Spindrift 2 is still better graphics your virtual opponent – trimaran IDEC-SPORT with a skipper Francis Guaiana that from 2017 owns the Jules Verne Trophy. The advantage of Guichard and his crew of 11 persons is at the moment (15.30 Moscow time on Wednesday) 357 nautical miles (about 15 hours).
For the last day of Spindrift 2 overcame 838 nautical miles, while its average speed was 34.9 node. Great, but the problem is that IDEC-SPORT during the passage of the Indian ocean was about the same rates. In order not to slow down the pace, the team decided to go far South of their predecessors (where the most favourable wind conditions), although understands how risky this is: the satellite images of the icebergs are visible.
We will remind that on Tuesday Spindrift 2 crossed the longitude of Cape of Good Hope. Now, ahead of the second of the famous Cape Luwin in the South-West of Australia. IDEC-SPORT during his record attempt crossed the longitude after 17 days 07 hours and 01 minute after liftoff.
Will see what the result on this segment will show Spindrift 2. The wait is long.