23 November 2015

Spindrift 2, IDEC SPORT, Departures, Jules Verne Trophy (videos)

Spindrift 2 Departure for the Jules Verne TrophyPublished on Nov 22, 2015: On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 4:01:58 GMT, the trimaran Spindrift 2, led by Yann Guichard and Dona Bertarelli, crossed the start line that runs from Créac’h lighthouse (Ushant island, France) to Lizard Point (England) for the start of her crewed non-stop circumnavigation. The boat crossed the line in a north wind of around 10 knots, under a full mainsail and a solent. Read more at Spindrift racing.

IDEC Departure for Jules Verne Trophy: The suspense around the weather window ended Saturday noon in the port of Château in Brest, when Francis Joyon and his five crew members have gone into "green code", meaning an imminent departure. A few hours later, they were dropping the moorings of big red trimaran: "We are betting that the weather situation in the South Atlantic will become favorable, when a window is displayed, you must enter the" smiled Francis Joyon. And then here, they left towards Ushant--IDEC SPORT set off at 02:02:22 UTC on Sunday 22nd November 2015. The time to beat: Loïck Peyron and his crew (Banque Populaire) with a time of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. To smash the Jules Verne Trophy record, IDEC SPORT has to be back across the line before 1544hrs on Wednesday 6th January. The crew: The international crew on IDEC SPORT includes just six men: Francis Joyon (FRA), Bernard Stamm (SUI), Gwénolé Gahinet (FRA), Alex Pella (ESP), Clément Surtel (FRA) and Boris Herrmann (GER). More info: idecsport-sailing.com.

Published on November 21, 2015 Claude Breton. A fan. A crazy wind and ocean, a lover of all that the sea, flying, surfing, then flits and flies. He talks about WSSRC used in ... Let that one says: The WSSRC is the body responsible for formalizing world speed records on the water. Claude Breton is its president. It was he who holds the official chronometers Jules Verne Trophy.

Jules Verne Trophy - "The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of yacht with no restrictions on the size of the crew provided the vessel has registered with the organization and paid an entry fee. A vessel holding the Jules Verne trophy will not necessarily hold the absolute round the world record. The trophy was first awarded to the first yacht which sailed around the world in less than 80 days. The name of the award is a reference to the Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days in which Phileas Fogg traverses the planet (albeit by railroad and steamboat) in 80 days. The current holder is Banque Populaire V skippered by Loick Peyron in 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds." (Wikipedia)

  • The Jules Verne Trophy's starting point is defined by an imaginary line between the Créac'h lighthouse on Ouessant (Ushant) Island, France, and the Lizard Lighthouse, UK. 
  • Circumnavigate the world leaving the capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin, and Horn to port. Cross the starting line in the opposite direction.
  • The starting line is open as of the official ratification of the trophy's rules by the World Sailing Speed Record Council.
  • Propulsion of the boat must solely be by natural forces of the wind and of the crew.
  • The Jules Verne trophy is open to any type of boat with no restrictions.
  • Crew size is not restricted.
  • The circumnavigation must be completed non-stop and with no physical outside assistance.
  • Challengers must respect safety rules.
Spindrift 2’s team for Jules Verne Trophy announced | Spindrift racing"To undertake the crewed around-the-world record is as much about the human adventure as it is a technical and sporting challenge. The men and women working alongside Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard at Spindrift racing have been preparing this race against the clock for almost three years. The target: to sail around the world in less than 45 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. The tough record they will try to beat was set by Loïck Peyron and his crew in 2012 on Banque Populaire V, which was renamed Spindrift 2 a year later."

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