VIDEO: Spindrift 2 Record Chasers
Published on January 17th, 2019
A team of 12 crew are onboard Spindrift 2 in pursuit of the round-the-world Jules Verne Trophy. Led by Yann Guichard, skipper of the world’s largest maxi trimaran, the portrait offers insight into this record-chaser.
The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of yacht with no restrictions on the size of the crew, starting and finishing between the Le Créac’h Lighthouse off the tip of Brittany and the Lizard Point in Cornwall.
The 12-man crew of the 40 meter trimaran Spindrift 2 led by Yann Guichard began their attempt January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC. To win the Jules Verne Trophy, they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record of 40 days 23h 30m 30s, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT.
Video published on Jan. 17, 2019.