• Spindrift 2: Dedicated To The Jules Verne Record



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    FROM A DREAM TO REALITY -
    A LEGENDARY RECORD IS BORN
    TWENTY YEARS AGO WHO WOULD HAVE BELIEVED THAT MEN AND WOMEN COULD SAIL AROUND THE WORLD, IN A WIND-DRIVEN MACHINE, IN JUST 41 DAYS?

    AND YET THEY HAVE DONE JUST THAT. THE JULES VERNE TROPHY RECORD HAS BEEN CUT NEARLY IN HALF FROM 79 DAYS IN 1993 (BRUNO PEYRON, COMMODORE EXPLORER) TO 40 DAYS AND 23 HOURS IN JANUARY 2017 (FRANCIS JOYON, IDEC SPORT).

    YANN GUICHARD AND HIS CREW ARE READY TO REATTEMPT THEIR ADVENTURE THIS WINTER AND TAKE ON THIS HUGE CHALLENGE ABOARD SPINDRIFT 2.
    TIME TO BEAT
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    A XXL TRIMARAN FOR A TIME RECORD
    Designed in 2008, the largest ocean maxi-trimaran in the world joined the Spindrift racing team in 2013 with the name of Spindrift 2. Built for offshore racing, it has already proved itself in several ocean races with Yann Guichard at the helm, whether that be setting a race record in the 2016 Transat Québec Saint-Malo, winning the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2015, setting the Discovery Route record in 2013 or the Route du Rhum in 2014 (2nd place).

    In its 2017 configuration, Spindrift 2 has updated its appendages with new rudders and new tips on the foils to significantly reduce the overall drag of the hulls and increase speeds in certain conditions. In addition, the overall weight of the boat has been reduced as well as a multitude of small details, which on a vessel of this size can quickly make a difference.

    It now time for a new challenge for this super sized trimaran and all of its team - the legendary Trophy Jules Verne.





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