Davids and Goliath prepare for Transat
Published on June 20th, 2017
The 345 metre Cunard flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 is preparing to race some of the world’s fastest multihull yachts from France to America.
To celebrate the centenary of the American landing – supported by the Mission du Centenaire under the patronage of Jean Yves le Drian – the Queen Mary 2 will leave St Nazaire Port on June 25 and reach the Verrazano-Narrows bridge in New York on July 1. This is an event organised to mark the historical importance of the allegiance between the USA and France.
Two thousand seven hundred passengers will board this historical ocean liner to race against the world’s fastest trimarans helmed by the worlds best skippers: Macif (François Gabart), Sodebo (Thomas Coville), Actual (Yves le Blévec), IDEC (Francis Joyon).
This transatlantic race is a unique event, not least because the Queen Mary 2 will travel 3,150 miles in 6 days at an average of 28 knots, racing against the Ultime Trimarans, a class that ranges between 24 and 32 meters.