Oct 26, 2017

Spindrift 2 announces Jules Verne Trophy 2nd record attemp



Second Jules Verne Trophy attempt for Spindrift 2 , team owned by Dona Bertarelli and skippered by one of the finest French Multihull sailors, Yann Guichard.  Their first attempt was 47 days 10 hours 59 mins . Current record is held by Francis Joyon / IDEC Sport : 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds  catsailingnews.com/2017/01/jules-verne-trophy-francis-joyon-idec_26.html

Spindrift 2 is former Banque Populaire V, the Maxi Tri sailed by Loick Peyron for his own record back in 2012.

Below excerpt from Spindrift announcement, full article at spindrift-racing.com
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ON 6 NOVEMBER 2017 SPINDRIFT RACING, THE FRANCE-BASED SAILING TEAM WILL BE STARTING THE STAND-BY PERIOD FOR ITS SECOND ATTEMPT ON THE JULES VERNE TROPHY, THE ICONIC NON-STOP ROUND THE WORLD RECORD.

Spindrift’s skipper, Yann Guichard (FRA), has carefully selected a crew of eleven sailors who bring with them a depth of sailing experience from the worlds of Figaro, Olympics and racing multihulls. His crew include seven who formed part of the first attempt on the record, with the other five bringing multiple complementary skills to the team.
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2017 JULES VERNE TROPHY CREW:
Yann Guichard (skipper)
Erwan Israël (navigator)
Jacques Guichard (watch captain/helm/timmer)
Christophe Espagnon (watch captain / helm / bow)
Xavier Revil (watch captain /helm /trimmer)
François Morvan (helm / trimmer)
Antoine Carraz (helm / trimmer)
Thierry Chabagny (helm /bow)
Ewen Le Clech (helm / trimmer)
Sam Goodchild (helm / bow)
Thomas Le Breton (helm / trimmer)
Tanguy Cariou (helm / trimmer) / Erwan Le Roux (helm / trimmer)
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