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A record for the Spindrift 2 trimaran

Published on 25 february 2014 at 9h00

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The record had belonged to Franck Cammas on Groupama 3 since 2007, but the big Spindrift (40 metres) was able to take advantage of a good weather window and above all, perfect navigation by the crew, to beat the record by over 20 hours. The new reference time is therefore 6 days, 14 hours, 29 minutes and 21 seconds, an average speed of 24.5 knots over the theoretical 3885 miles of the course. Note the impressive top speed recorded aboard Spindrift 2: 46.08 knots! The 14 crew members then brought the trimaran back to its base, to prepare it for its next challenge: the Route du Rhum, singlehanded...

For more information: www.spindrift-racing.com

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