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Spindrift 2 smashes Transat Québec Saint-Malo record by 33hours
Dona Bertarelli - co-skipper - Spindrift 2 crosses the finish line in the 2016 Transat Québec Saint-Malo © Spindrift racing

Record by Spindrift 2 smashes Transat Québec Saint-Malo

Yann Guichard and Dona Bertarelli’s Maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 crossed the finish line of the ninth edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo presented in collaboration with the City of Lévis – claiming the Ultimate Class victory – on Tuesday, July 19 at 11:17 p.m.

With a race time of 6 days, 1 hour, 17 minutes, and 41 seconds, Spindrift 2 averaged a speed of 20,99 knots over the 2,897-nautical mile course.

And with an actual distance travelled of 3212 nautical miles at an average speed of 22,1 knots, Spindrift 2 has now beaten the existing race record held by Loïck Peyron (Orma trimaran Fujicolor II) since 1996 with a time of 1 day, 19 hours, 6 minutes, and 19 seconds.

Spindrift 2 smashes Transat Québec Saint-Malo record by 33hours

Setting a new race record – Spindrift 2 crosses the finish line in the 2016 Transat Québec Saint-Malo © Spindrift racing

To read what the crew has to say as soon as they set foot back on dry land, visit website.

by Dominique Jobin

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