Jan 15, 2018

Jules Verne Trophy record attempt: Spindrift II dismasted


Photos: Spindrift Racing. - Spindrift II was on code Green for an imminent start. Bad news for Spindrift II on their wave to start a new Jules Verne Record attempt. The team just reported in their Twitter account about the dismast, gladly seems no injuries for the crews, more info when available.

Spindrift Racing : "FLASH: At 4pm Spindrift dismasted between Pt St Matthieu & Camaret as they were making their way to the TJV start Everyone onboard is safe."

Update II by Spindrift Racing web:  "Yann Guichard, skipper of the Maxi Spindrift 2 says: "The crew is safe and sound. Everything happened so fast. The mast fell to the leeward of the boat. The conditions were not so extreme. It's too early to know exactly what happened. We had to drop the rigging to save the boat and prepare it for towing. Operations are currently underway to recover it.”

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