• Spindrift Suffers Rudder Damage, Falls Behind Record Pace

    UPDATE: Jules Verne Record Attempt Aborted....

    At 19h UTC Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, contacted his technical team ashore to report damage to the structure of the starboard rudder. Spindrift racing is challenging for the Jules Verne Trophy.

    Having made a full assessment of the damage and possible repairs, the team has reluctantly concluded that they are unable to make the necessary repairs without compromising the safety and performance of the 40m trimaran.

    "Because of this technical problem we have no choice but to stop this record attempt. It is a huge disappointment to all of the crew. We are now heading to the south east coast of Australia and expect to reach there in the next four days," confirmed Yann Guichard







    At 1606h UTC Yann Guichard, skipper of Spindrift 2, contacted his technical team ashore to report damage to the starboard rudder. Spindrift racing is challenging for the Jules Verne Trophy. It is currently night for the crew of Spindrift 2, which has hampered their assessment of the situation. The boat is currently in the Indian Ocean, sailing at 15 knots and some 1200 miles off Cape Leeuwin.





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