The watch system – how does it work on a round-world record attempt?

Gradually pulling away from the Cape Verde Islands, Spindrift 2 is about to face the famous Doldrums dreaded by sailors. This passage between the two hemispheres sees large weather instabilities due to the convergence of trade winds blowing from the North and from the South. Spindrift 2 is likely to enter this zone tonight. The conversations at the chart table are narrowing. Yann Guichard and Erwan Israël, supported by Jean-Yves Bernot are settling on the strategy to tackle it.

18:00 GMT : 346 miles ahead the current record holder
Distance covered from the start: 2629 miles
Average speed over 24 hours: 30 knots

Here Jann and the crew discuss the watch system and how they make it work for months on end.

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JPK 11.80 July 2024