Jules Verne competitors meet in the middle of the ocean

Spindrift 2, the world's largest racing trimaran, skippered by Yann Guichard, is currently racing on the Jules Verne Trophy round-the-world crewed record attempt, with a time to beat of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. 

By crossing the longitude of South East Cape, the southernmost tip Tasmania, at 08:39 GMT last Saturday, December 12, 2015, Spindrift 2 set a new record time for crossing the Indian Ocean (Cape Agulhas-Tasmania in 8 days 4 hours and 35 minutes) but more importantly for the passage between Ushant and the entrance into the Pacific: 20 days 04 hours and 37 minutes, which is 2 hours and 34 minutes better than the holder of the Jules Verne Trophy. But what awaits them in the largest ocean on the planet looks quite difficult to decipher.

On the 15th of December, Spindrift 2 crossed paths with Idec Sport – Francis Joyon's trimaran, also currently racing on the Jules Verne Trophy round-the-world crewed record attempt in the Pacific. 


M.O.S.S Australia
Race Yachts