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Rudder damage ends Spindrift Racing RTW record attempt

Rudder damage ends Spindrift Racing RTW record attempt

Yann Guichard and his 11-man crew aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 are heading for Australia today after abandoning their around the world Jules Verne Trophy record attempt due to major damage to the giant multihull's starboard rudder. Guichard reported the bad news to the team's shore support at 1900 UTC

Spindrift 2 crew go hammer down in the southern hemisphere

Spindrift 2 crew go hammer down in the southern hemisphere

It took a lot of effort, including about a dozen back-breaking gybes of their monster-sized trimaran, but the crew of the French-flagged Spindrift multihull beat their own record time from Ushant to the Equator by an hour on their quest to win the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest fully-crewed

Clock starts on Spindrift 2 Jules Verne Trophy attempt

Clock starts on Spindrift 2 Jules Verne Trophy attempt

The round the world timer is officially ticking on the latest attempt by French skipper Yann Guichard and his 11-man crew aboard the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 after the team set off from a starting line projected off the island of Ushant at the south-western end of the English Channel. The island

Guichard crosses his fingers ahead of record attempt

Guichard crosses his fingers ahead of record attempt

Yann Guichard – the French of the French Maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 – is hoping against hope for a perfect weather scenario for he and his crew when they set off on a non-stop around-the-world record attempt tomorrow. After two and a half months of stand-by, the giant black and gold 40

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