IDEC SPORT: Final Week:
(January 1, 2015; Day 41) – “Our final week looks very exciting.” That was how the youngest member of Francis Joyon’s crew, Gwénolé Gahinet, summed up the situation as he celebrated his 32nd birthday at sea. More than the little gifts from his fellow crewmen, the most important thing for him was the fact that he was out there competing on a maxi multihull in this incredible challenge. The atmosphere remains joyful and festive on the IDEC SPORT 31.5m maxi-trimaran, back at speed for the final amazing dash home.
Having regained almost 600 miles in two days from the Jules Verne Trophy record holder and more than 400 from their rival out there on the water, the maxi t…
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Spindrift 2: The Final Hemisphere:
(January 1, 2015; Day 41) – It was a double transition for the 14 sailors on the 40m maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2, who changed year and hemisphere in the same evening. There was some dancing and some hugs and kisses, as well as a good plate of pasta with a healthy amount of sauce to see in 2016, which started in the same way that 2015 finished: working flat out on deck, trying to negotiate the squalls in the Doldrums.
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