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    Published on 12-07-2019 09:43 AM
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    François Gabart, Gwénolé Gahinet and Jérémie Eloy crossed the finishing line of the Brest Atlantiques in second place, this Saturday morning, 2 days and 21 hours after Edmond-de-Rothschild. The MACIF trimaran spent 31 days and 20 hours at sea to finish the Brest Atlantiques and sail 17,889 miles in the both the north and south Atlantic.



    The MACIF trimaran crew took 31 days, 20 hours, 43 minutes and 50 seconds to complete the 17,889-mile loop in the north and south Atlantic, with two course marks to round in Rio de Janeiro and the Cape sea. These two passage marks turned out to be useful and important for the MACIF team, forced to make two pit stops to make repairs. On four occasions, the MACIF trimaran suffered ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 09:45 AM
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    SPINDRIFT 2 STOPS ITS ATTEMPT ON THE JULES VERNE TROPHY: YANN GUICHARD EXPLAINS
    MAXI SPINDRIFT 2
    December 5, 2019

    At about 19:00 (French time) on Wednesday, December 4, Spindrift ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 12:57 PM
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    Spindrift 2 crossed the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy on decembre 3, 2019 at 20H 55' 54" UTC to begin their 21,600 miles around the world record attempt.
    The Objective: to beat the existing record of 40-days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds and cross back over the line again before 20H 27' 25" UTC ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 10:14 AM
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    It is done ! After 28 days 23 hours 24 minutes and 46 seconds of sea, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, accompanied by the media man Yann Riou, won "Brest Atlantiques" this Wednesday, December 4 at 10:24'46 ''. A first big offshore victory for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, who will have traveled a total of 17,084 miles, at 24.57 knots of real average speed.

    Leaving Brest on November 5th in muscular conditions, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier found this Wednesday morning the city of Ponant in a "time of young lady" (flat sea, light breeze of east, rising sun), crossing as winners to 10h24'46 '' , after having chained ...
    Published on 12-03-2019 09:39 AM
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    BREAKING NEWS - 3 December 2019
    // JULES VERNE TROPHY: START AT 20h 55' 54" (UTC) //
    Spindrift 2 crossed the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy on tuesday 3, decembre 2019 at 20h 55' 54" UTC to begin their 21,600 miles around the world record attempt. The Objective: to beat the existing record of 40-days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds and cross back over the line again before 20h 27' 25" UTC on January 13, 2020.



    The twelve crew of the black and gold trimaran crossed the line in front of the Créac’h Lighthouse (Ushant) at 20h 55' 54" UTC on tuesday 3, decembre 2019 in a very moderate
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    Published on 12-03-2019 09:05 AM
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    Here is the word of the board sent this Tuesday, December 3 by Ronan Gladu, media man on Actual Leader.

    "The news of Actual Leader, right in the middle of the North Atlantic! We are exactly halfway between the Canaries and Bermuda. We have finally stopped our progression towards the west, the opposite of Brest ... But our road, full north, still does not ...
    Published on 12-02-2019 04:39 PM
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    The arrival is precise for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild! Having managed to place Monday morning in front of a depression in the Azores, the Ultim trimaran led by Franck Cammas and Charles ...
    Published on 12-02-2019 09:43 AM
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    JULES VERNE TROPHY: TUESDAY NIGHT DEPARTURE FOR SPINDRIFT 2 //
    Spindrift 2 is preparing for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy, the round the world record that starts and finishes in Ushant, leaving the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin, Horn) to port. The reference time is the current record set by Francis Joyon and his crew in 2017, of 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds. With their optimised maxi trimaran and a crew of eleven, skipper Yann Guichard is aiming to start this new attempt on the night of Tuesday 3 to Wednesday, 4 December. ...
    Published on 11-30-2019 12:52 PM
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    Now less than 2000 miles from the arrival of "Brest Atlantiques", the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is launched in a race against the clock to arrive as quickly as possible to the Azores and then make direct route to Brest. Behind, the end of course is strategic for trimaran MACIF and Actual Leader.

    Passed this Saturday afternoon under 2000 miles separating them ...
    Published on 11-27-2019 12:58 PM
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    If the passage of the equator gets closer to the leader of "Brest Atlantiques", the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, expected in the northern hemisphere next night, the three trimarans continue this Wednesday to make a route to the west to go look for a trade wind finally well oriented and established.

    With regard ...
    Published on 11-26-2019 02:38 PM
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    After three weeks of racing on "Brest Atlantiques", the days are similar and similar for the two leading boats, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and Actual Leader, which are progressing at moderate speed towards the equator. For its part, the trimaran MACIF, left Sunday in the west, is preparing to accelerate and probably to regain ground to its competitors. It remains to be ...
    Published on 11-25-2019 10:31 AM
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    After nearly three weeks at sea, the three trimarans still racing on "Brest Atlantiques" continue their progression towards the equator, which they should cross Thursday. But while so far, all of them followed quite similar routes, the trimaran MACIF has opted since Sunday for a path full west, which François Gabart and Gwénolé Gahinet hope to make the fruits by the end of the week.

    The cogitation is at its peak right now aboard the three trimarans of "Brest Atlantiques", which continue their ascent of the South Atlantic, ...
    Published on 11-22-2019 10:48 AM
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    Yann Guichard and his crew are once again on stand-by, awaiting a favourable weather window to set sail on their third Jules Verne Trophy record attempt.

    Since 29 October, the team had been focused exclusively on repairing Spindrift 2’s rudder ever since a problem was detected while ...
    Published on 11-22-2019 10:29 AM
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    Thomas Coville and Jean-Luc Nélias, in agreement with Sodebo, made the difficult decision to give up, a choice that is above all related to their safety and the integrity of the boat.

    Since November 5, they lead the latest giant trimarans at speed on the oceans. In the ...
    Published on 11-22-2019 10:14 AM
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    After their passage in Cape between Wednesday and Thursday, the three trimarans of "Brest Atlantiques" currently at sea - Sodebo Ultim 3 is still in technical stop - began a tedious climb along the Namibian coast in a relatively weak wind. forces them to jibe according to the variations of this one. "The situation is good at the coast during the day, because it gets hot and the wind swings to the coast, while at night, there is less wind so it is better to deviate," ...
    Published on 11-21-2019 03:04 PM
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    The evening of Wednesday then the day of Thursday were animated on the side of Cape which saw passing and / or stop the four trimarans engaged on "Brest Atlantiques". Maxi Edmond de Rothschild opened the ball by leaving Robben Island to port on Wednesday at 20:16, while at night, the trimaran MACIF stopped ...
    Published on 11-20-2019 10:46 AM
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    On Tuesday, François Gabart, Gwénolé Gahinet and Jérémie Eloy were making headway at nearly 30 knots on a course leading to the Cape, the southernmost headland on the African continent, where the Brest Atlantiques’ second course marker is located. During a radio session, the MACIF trimaran’s skipper talked about what the trio had been through since Rio, sailing close-hauled in a very ...
    Published on 11-20-2019 09:45 AM
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    Photo: Martin Keruzoré / Sodebo


    After a little over 15 days of racing, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, leader of "Brest Atlantiques" since Rio, is preparing this Wednesday early evening to cross the second and final mark of course, Robben Island, off the coast. Cap. With on his heels the trimaran ...
    Published on 11-19-2019 03:32 PM
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    Posted on 19.11.2019
    Following the damage encountered on the starboard rudder, the last 36 hours were loaded aboard Sodebo Ultim 3. Guided by their team ashore, Thomas Coville and Jean-Luc Nélias have been busy with the diagnosis ...
    Published on 11-19-2019 10:29 AM
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    Posted on 19.11.2019
    After two weeks at sea, the fleet of "Brest Atlantiques" has tightened for several hours because of a favorable weather conditions for boats coming from behind that take advantage of the rise of the Saint Helena high pressure to spin straight ahead. , where the leader, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, has chained six gybes. The latter is expected Wednesday night in Cape Town, the second and final mark of course, where the fourth, Sodebo Ultim 3, will stop about ten hours later.




    The big smiles are out on Actual Leader! If Yves Le Blevec and Alex Pella suffered enormously after Rio when they had to face for three days of Dantesque conditions (strong ...