Since the start of November, Spindrift racing has been on standby waiting for the right weather window to start the Jules Verne Trophy, the crewed non-stop, round the world record that passes the three Capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn). To share this adventure with the public, the Spindrift Immersion exhibition space will be at the port of Vannes from December 13.
Located on the docks near the Tourist Office, this newly updated space will offer the general public the opportunity to learn more about the team’s preparation, the history of this mythical record and the anticipated conditions, as well as experience a snapshot of life onboard.
The exhibition has been developed so that it appeals to both children and adults alike, and will allow them to go behind the scenes of this demanding challenge and exceptional human adventure.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to virtually get onboard Spindrift 2, the world’s largest racing trimaran, through a series of 360° videos that place the viewer alongside the crew while they are offshore. Excitement guaranteed!
Once the maxi-trimaran has started its race around the world, Spindrift Immersion will be the public control centre for the race, allowing visitors to follow the team and the attempt with the latest photos, videos and logbooks from onboard the boat. A route map will show weather and boat data all in real-time.
Space for schools
As part of the Spindrift for Schools programme, this space will also be used to welcome schools, activity centres, sailing clubs and other organisations wishing to share this adventure with the younger generation through engaging educational workshops led by the team.
For more information about the classroom facility and to organise group visits, teachers and facilitators can register their interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the adventure
And for those keen to have a souvenir of the record attempt and support the team, Spindrift Immersion has a small retail area stocked with the full official Spindrift racing collection, also available online at www.spindrift.shop
Spindrift immersion – Key information
Opening day: December 13
Open Wednesday to Sunday
Free entry and animation
Eric Tabarly Dock, Vannes