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12 days to Cape of Good Hope for Arkea Ultim Challenge leader Caudrelier

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At 13:32:22 UTC today the Arkea Ultim Challenge leader Charles Caudrelier on Maxi Edmond de Rothschild passed the longitude of South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope after completing the 8,399-mile descent of the Atlantic in 12 days, one hour, two minutes and 22 seconds, at an average speed of 28.85 knots based on elapsed time.

Caudrelier was a little slower on this southwards section of the round the world passage than record holder François Gabart, who achieved a time of 11 days 20 hours and 10 minutes in November 2017.

When Caudrelier has also cleared Cape Agulhas, located 80 miles further east he will enter the Indian Ocean. The Frenchman’s maxi trimaran is still making daily averages of more than 800 miles, and based on recent routings this could last at least as far as Australia’s Kerguelen Islands.

 

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