Last night Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (skippers Frank Kamma and Charles Cadrele) – the leader of the race Brest Atlantiques, which involved three Maxi-trimaran class Ultim, – crossed the equator. To cover the distance from Cape town to the Northern hemisphere, “Rothschild” took 7 days, 6 hours and 57 minutes.
All in all since the start of Kamma and Cedrela overcame more than 13,600 miles with an average speed of 24.8 per node (at 14.00 by Moscow time). In this case, before the finish in the French Brest, where I started the race, it is 2960 miles.
In second place is still Maxi-trimaran Actual Leader (skippers Yves Le Blevio and Alex Pella), lagging “Rothschild” at 442 miles. But this is a real abyss!
Both vessels are now directly North. The same course was finally chosen and Macif (françois Gabaret and Gwenola the Gain), but its backlog from “Rothschild” is already two divide – 830 miles. As reported by the Macif skippers, they again had problems with the rudder.
The race website at Brest Atlantiques –