Jules Verne Trophy 2015-16 – There are still 1,700 miles left to for the trimaran, whose arrival in Brittany remains scheduled for Friday. Since this morning, Spindrift 2 has not dropped below an average speed of 30-32 knots, which conjures up an image of lovely gliding on an ever-friendly ocean road.
Indeed, the crew and particularly the helmsmen, are taking advantage of what is an awesome feeling and some really uplifting hours for these lovers of multihulls. Especially as the route is beautiful, straight and on the way home.
But the atmosphere will change. The imposing depression coming from the American coast is catching the black and gold trimaran. In a few hours, the cold front will make conditions a lot tougher.
Day 45 – 16h00 GMT
• 877 nm behind the current record holder
• Distance covered from the start: 26,812 nm
• Average speed over 24 hours: 23 knots
• Distance over 24 hours: 565 nm