IDEC SPORT: Fat Lady Has Sung:
(January 3, 2016; Day 43) – The team on the 31.5m maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT accepts that the Jules Verne Trophy record is not going to be beaten this year. The small areas of low pressure and the large highs spread across the Pacific and South Atlantic in particular, have dashed the hopes and ambitions of the two contenders, IDEC SPORT and Spindrift 2, in spite of their determination and hard work.
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Spindrift 2: Adverse Weather Halts Record Attempt:
(January 3, 2016; Day 43) – Situated just over 2,000 nautical miles away from the finish line off Ushant and about to start her 43rd day at sea, the 40m maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 has determined that it will no longer be able to improve on the Jules Verne Trophy record time of 45d 13h 42m 53s, set in 2012.
Although the crew have battled incessantly, the weather has sealed thei…
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