Famous skipper of Maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2, Jan Guichard announced that in the fall along with his team will try again to become holder of the Jules Verne Trophy.
Recall that for Guichard and Spindrift 2, it will be the fifth attempt to set a world record round-the-world race non-stop.
In 2016, the team was forced to quit when the finish line was only 2600 miles – because of the massive anticyclone that’d have to go over the edge. A second attempt Guichard undertook in early January 2018, but few hours after the start gave the command to return to port. A few days later Spindrift 2 is re-started, however, on the first day of the race lost his mast.
And finally, the fourth attempt fails on 1 February this year, when 1,200 nautical miles from Cape Luwin in the southern ocean, Spindrift 2 has damaged the right wheel. It is worth noting that all 16 days that the trimaran was in transit, it is significantly ahead of the record of their greatest rivals – trimaran IDEC-SPORT and skipper Francis Guaiana that from 2017 owns the Jules Verne Trophy.
The team emphasized that the fixation of Spindrift 2 is finished, the number of nodes of the ship upgraded, and now the trimaran was faster and more reliable. According to skipper, the maximum readiness for launch will start this time on 1 October and will last no more than two months.
Well, we wish the Team and his team good luck. Hopefully, the fifth time they finally get lucky.