Oct 22, 2015
Spindrift 2 crew for Jules Verne Trophy
Spindrift 2 is former Banque Populaire V, the Trimaran that broke the around the globe Jules Verne trophy skippered by Oick Peyron. Spidrift if funded by Donna Bertarelli and with Yan Guichard they will attempt to break Peyron's record with the same (updated) BP V platform.
Spindrift Team has a full Multihull project going on is also racing the GC32 series , Diam 23 Tour de France & D35s circuit.
Spindrift 2 was modified to race solo for Guichard for the Route du Rhum 2014 which was also won by Peyron on BP VII Trimaran: catsailingnews.com/2014/11/route-du-rhum-2014-peyron-leads.html . Loick & Yann were teammates for the great Energy AC45 project of the Pyeron bros,
Below comments from Donna & Guichard, full text at Spindrift web spindrift-racing.com/news/jules-verne-trophy-announcement
First around-the-world campaign for Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard
“The Jules Verne Trophy is the highlight of a programme we drew up as soon as we bought the trimaran Spindrift 2, ” explains Dona Bertarelli. “ The tour around the world will require total physical, mental, professional and especially personal dedication. Being a team means relying on each another, supporting each other, and accepting the highs and lows while striving to strike the right balance to succeed together. Yann and I are hugely motivated by this immense challenge. We want to surround ourselves with people who share our approach and our values. We’re also driven by a desire to share our passion for sailing with the public, especially youngsters, and to show them the hard work put in by our team. Very soon we’ll reveal the tools we’ve decided to use to achieve this goal.”
Yann Guichard also spoke about the record attempt: “Apart from the competition itself, for Dona and me it is as much about the human adventure. The record attempt brings together sailors who competed in Olympic series before turning to offshore competition and sailors with previous experience of oceanic record attempts and the Southern Ocean. Spindrift 2 is a prototype, so we have to take good care of her. Multihull specialists are aware of the fundamental balance we must strike between speed and safety. I’m surrounded by sailors who I know are talented and who feel good at sea. I can rely on them and trust them. In training I see us gel as a team, which gives me such a strong desire to experience this unique challenge together.”
Full report at: www.spindrift-racing.com/news/jules-verne-trophy-announcement