The entire Spindrift Racing Team, both sailors and shore crew, are on the alert!
They are ready to go. The crew and their maxi-trimaran, Spindrift 2, are waiting for a favourable weather window to start their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt.
You too could be part of this challenge to try and race around the world in 40 days, and there is a lot of ways to follow and share the adventure.
© Chris Schmid / Spindrift racing
The new edition of their e-magazine, FOCUS, is entirely dedicated to the Jules Verne Trophy here you can find background on the crew, the team and the event itself. Click here
As they cross the start line they will launch their dedicated website so that everybody can live the challenge with their real time interactive map and dashboard. Spindrift has also produced three video series that will take you behind the scenes with the team. These will be broadcast throughout the stand-by and the attempt itself.
Connect series :
Connect to the human and physical preparation of the team as they prepare for this extraordinary challenge and try to break the Jules Verne Trophy record. Come and discover behind-the-scenes as they have prepared for the record attempt: anticipating food needs, the physical and mental preparation of sailors, and analysis of weather files and routing etc.
Inspired Series :
Get inspiration from meeting the twelve crew onboard Spindrift 2 through a series of video portraits where they talk about their motivation and passion for the adventure that is the Jules Verne Trophy.
Ocean Series :
Join Dona Bertarelli as she gives us a very personal tour of the Jules Verne Trophy route, drawing on her experience to recount the highlights of this iconic course.
News, analysis, weather reports as well as photos and videos from the boat, will add to the offering.
2017 Jules Verne Trophy crew:
Yann Guichard (skipper)
Erwan Israël (navigator)
Jacques Guichard (watch captain / helm / trimmer)
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)
Router: Jean-Yves Bernot
The Jules Verne Trophy:
Start and finish: a line between Créac’h lighthouse (Isle of Ushant) and Lizard Point (England)
Course: non-stop around-the-world tour travelling without outside assistance via the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn)
Minimum distance: 21,600 nautical miles (40,000 kilometres)
Ratification: World Sailing Speed Record Council, www.sailspeedrecords.com
Time to beat: 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds
Average speed: 22,84 knots
Date of current record: January 2017
Holder: IDEC Sport, Francis Joyon and a 5-man crew