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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Record For Spindrift 2

Spindrift 2, Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard´s maxi trimaran, crossed the finish line at the end of the Discovery Route in San Salvador, Bahamas today, Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 00 hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds, local time (05 hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds GMT).
Photo : Chris Schmid et Eloi Stichelbaut / Spindrift 2 Racing
Covering the course in 6 days, 14 hours, 29 minutes and 21 seconds, Spindrift 2 has set a new record* for the 3,885-mile theoretical route at an average 24.5 knots to break the mark set by Frank Cammas on Groupama 3, by 20 hours, 29 minutes and 32 seconds. (The total actual distance sailed by Spindrift 2 was 4,503 miles at an average 28.4 knots),
Photo : Chris Schmid et Eloi Stichelbaut / Spindrift 2 Racing
Spindrift 2 left Cadiz (Spain) last Wedneday, October 30 at 15:19:34GMT (16:19:34 local time).
Photo : Chris Schmid et Eloi Stichelbaut / Spindrift 2 Racing
- Best distance covered on 24h : 714.4 milles November 1st 2013 at 18:45 hours GMT
- Best average speed on 24h : 29.7 nœuds
- Max speed : 46,08 knots

*Subject to validation by WSSRC, World Sailing Speed Record Council
Photo : Chris Schmid et Eloi Stichelbaut / Spindrift 2 Racing
Crew of the maxi Spindrift 2 for The Discovery Route :

  • Dona Bertarelli

  • Yann Guichard
  • 
Xavier Revil

  • Jean Baptiste le Vaillant

  • Antoine Carraz

  • Thierry Douillard

  • Christophe Espagnon
  • 
Sébastien Marsset

  • Nicolas Texier

  • Erwan Tabarly
  • 
François Morvan

  • Thomas Rouxel

  • Simone Gaeta

  • Erwan Israel
Weather routing : Richard Silvani

Spindrift 2 Media

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