• Keeping The Pace

    Starting at 2:55 am on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday to assault the Jules Verne Trophy, Sodebo Ultim 3 evolves after a little more than 24 hours at sea off Portugal, it is 65 miles ahead of the gait chart. 'Idec Sport, record holder.

    Sodebo Ultim 3, with Thomas Rouxel at the helm, attacked overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, at 2:55 am precisely, at 38 knots, just after passing a front that had lifted a little sea, nevertheless manageable. , his first Jules Verne Trophy. “Let's go for a nice slice of life! », Can then launch Thomas Coville to his crew. The objective set by the routing unit made up of Jean-Luc Nélias and Philippe Legros: to descend the Bay of Biscay as quickly as possible in a fairly unstable north-westerly wind of around 20 knots, therefore requiring a lot of adjustments.


    Something well done about fifteen hours later, since Thomas Coville and his seven teammates (François Duguet, Sam Goodchild, Corentin Horeau, Martin Keruzoré, François Morvan, Thomas Rouxel and Matthieu Vandame) passed Cape Finisterre, at the forefront north-west Spain, Wednesday from 5 p.m. Not without offering a beautiful duel on sight, immortalized by the camera of Martin Keruzoré, with the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, who left 31 minutes after them, Thomas Coville having even taken the time to exchange on the VHF with the leading crew. by Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, his former “colleagues” in the victorious 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race!

    images © M.Keruzoré / Sodebo Voile

    This early Thursday morning, Sodebo Ultim 3, which covered 685 miles during the first 24 hours, at almost 29 knots on average, is sailing off Lisbon in a strong wind of around 30 knots, past to the north, which goes allow him to continue at high speed his descent of the North Atlantic, heading towards Madeira. He is 65 miles ahead of the Idec Sport chart, holder of the Jules Verne Trophy since January 2017, a nice birthday present for Thomas Rouxel, who turns 38 today!
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