Spindrift 2 back on standby to fix the multihull’s rudder
Friday, November 22, 2019 11:07 AM
Since October 29th, the team had been focused exclusively on repairing Spindrift 2’s rudder ever since a problem was detected while training offshore. “We have experienced another race against the clock, here at Spindrift racing. For the past 3 weeks, we have been focused exclusively on finding solutions to fix the multihull’s rudder. I would like to thank the entire technical team for their hard work. We’re now ready to set sail, and our eyes are turned on the weather forecasts. Our standby is extended until mid December ” explained Yann Guichard.
The objective? Beat the existing round the world non-stop sailing record of 40-days, 23-hours, 30-minutes set by Francis Joyon in 2017. If the weather conditions along the route are favourable, it is an achievable goal. "We would like to be a day ahead of the record by the time we reach the Indian Ocean. Francis Joyon crossed this stretch of ocean in a record time and it will be difficult to beat," says Yann Guichard.