Jules Verne Trophy 2015 – Since this morning, Spindrift 2 has been enjoying more lively conditions than in recent days, whilst remaining in a relatively flat sea, which is allowing the boat to maintain good speeds.
In the early afternoon, the crew passed about 20 miles north of the Kerguelen Islands. They chose this trajectory in order to avoid some overly strong wind and a horrible sea under the archipelago. The challenge ahead: to successfully pass in front of a deep depression arriving straight from Madagascar.
Day 16 – 16h30 GMT
– 227 nm behind the current record holder
– Distance covered from the start: 10,314 nm
– Average speed over 24 hours: 27.1 knots
– Distance over 24 hours: 650.3 nm