The French ocean racing syndicate Gitana Team has made the unusual move of choosing not one but two big name skippers for its state-of-the-art Ultim trimaran, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.
This week the team named Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier – two of the highest profile ocean racing skippers on the
French skipper Yann Guichard has a full and varied season of multihull racing ahead of him this year as his Spindrift Racing syndicate tries to squeeze a World Match Racing Tour final, as well as getting to grips with the team’s brand new TF35 foiling lake catamaran, to say nothing
Yann Guichard and his 11-man crew aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 are heading for Australia today after abandoning their around the world Jules Verne Trophy record attempt due to major damage to the giant multihull's starboard rudder.
Guichard reported the bad news to the team's shore support at 1900 UTC
They had to take the long way to get there but French skipper Yann Guichard and his crew aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 have made it past the Cape of Good Hope – the first of the three great southern capes they will pass on their high-speed lap of
It took a lot of effort, including about a dozen back-breaking gybes of their monster-sized trimaran, but the crew of the French-flagged Spindrift multihull beat their own record time from Ushant to the Equator by an hour on their quest to win the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest fully-crewed
The round the world timer is officially ticking on the latest attempt by French skipper Yann Guichard and his 11-man crew aboard the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 after the team set off from a starting line projected off the island of Ushant at the south-western end of the English Channel.
Yann Guichard – the French of the French Maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 – is hoping against hope for a perfect weather scenario for he and his crew when they set off on a non-stop around-the-world record attempt tomorrow.
After two and a half months of stand-by, the giant black and gold 40