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  1. #1
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    Default Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Spindrift has just left for an attempt at the Jules Verne trophy, fastest rtw for crewed boats.
    Two days from Ushant to Canaries, 3k miles in four days, roughly 30kt average

    https://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/fr/live
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Currently 547 miles ahead of where IDEC was, off the Brazilian coast.

    I'm guessing about another 18-24 hours heading south before they start to make a bit of easting

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Vraiment incroyable.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Lead was down to nearly 0 yesterday, now up to 342 nm. Now they are rocking again. Heading east in fresh breeze.

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    Default Re: Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Something looking strange.
    Current speed only 13 knots in 20 + knots of wind.
    I'm hoping it is an error and that they will gybe south again soon.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Stbd rudder issues. Packed it in.

    https://twitter.com/spindriftracing/...16335865835521

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Quote Originally Posted by DFL1010 View Post
    Yep just saw that. Pity. They were going well.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Jules Verne trophy attempt by Spindrift

    Yes. Good luck for their next attempt and perhaps they could up the publicity a bit with more reporting?

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