Offshore racing

Jules Verne Trophy - Simultaneous start for Gitana and Sodebo

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To do this, they’ll need to be back in Brittany (France) before January 5th. Quite a challenge, but one well within the reach of these crazy machines, 105 feet in length and 75 in beam, which were already making 35 knots in the first few hours. Nevertheless, the weather will have to be at its best and above all these fantastic trimarans will have to keep up this hellish pace throughout the minimum 21,760 nautical miles of their round-the-world voyage. Multihulls World will of course be keeping you regularly updated on the progress of Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas' team on the one boat, and Thomas Coville's crew on the other.

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