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Spindrift 2 Jules Verne trophy attempt

 
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Hein

Since 08 Mar 2005
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PostWed Jan 23, 19 11:29 am    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne trophy attempt Reply with quote

My dad likes following this.

http://www.spindrift-racing.com/

live tracking:
http://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/en/live
(3D mode is cool)

Boat sailing footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ_3C6W_e44

Enjoy

All the best,
Hein

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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PostWed Jan 23, 19 12:26 pm     Reply with quote

has to beat 42 days - looks tough

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/18/571590996/around-the-world-in-42-days-frenchman-sets-new-sailing-record



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chrissmack

Since 08 Jun 2005
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PostWed Jan 23, 19 2:03 pm    . Reply with quote

from Gman's NPR article....

French sailor Fran├žois Gabart, aboard a 100-foot trimaran, set out on Nov. 4 to break the record held by countryman Thomas Coville.

He reportedly averaged 27.2 knots (31.3 mph) over 27,859.7 nautical miles.

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