Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2 establece un nuevo record entre Ushant y el ecuador.


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EQUATOR RECORD!
MAXI SPINDRIFT 2
January 21, 2019

ON MONDAY 21 JANUARY AT 07H45 UTC, SPINDRIFT 2 BROKE HER OWN RECORD BY JUST OVER AN HOUR, BY CROSSING THE EQUATOR IN 4 DAYS 19 HOURS 57 MINUTES. THIS ALSO GAVE THE BLACK AND GOLD TEAM AN ADVANTAGE OF MORE THAN 23 HOURS (180 MILES) OVER THE CURRENT HOLDERS OF THE TROPHY JULES VERNE, IDEC SPORT. THIS IS THE FIRST CHALLENGE IN THE TEAM’S QUEST TO BEAT THE ROUND THE WORLD RECORD. THE TIME FOR THE PASSAGE FROM USHANT TO THE EQUATOR STILL HAS TO BE OFFICIALLY RATIFIED BY THE WSSRC (THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION THAT OVERSEES RECORDS), BUT YANN GUICHARD AND HIS CREW CAN BE PLEASED WITH THIS FIRST SECTION OF THE COURSE, AND BETTERING THEIR OWN RECORD TIME, SET IN 2015 (4D 21H 45′), BY 1 HOUR AND 48 MINUTES.

Spindrift 2 crossed the line in front of the Créac’h lighthouse on Wednesday 16 January at 11h 47 ’27′ UTC and quickly took advantage of the favourable conditions. The crew had to gybe the 40m trimaran about a dozen times to ensure that they stayed in the trade winds as they passed through the Canary Islands and and the island of Hierro.

FULL MOON!

“We entered the Doldrums at 2° North: they were not very active, so we had to get through in relatively little breeze, but it was especially nice to have the full moon when we crossed the equator: we even saw the eclipse! It was beautiful for a good hour … Everyone has really been on the pace and the modifications that we made to the coach roof have been a real bonus – we are definitely less exposed. The route to the equator was not easy: we had quite lumpy seas in the lead up to the islands, then we had to gybe a lot and pass right through the Canaries and Cape Verde archipelagos.” Commented Yann Guichard, a few moments after crossing the equator, the ‘line’ separating the north and south hemispheres.

However, the team is not out of the Doldrums yet, as they are currently stretching some 120 miles to the south of the Equator. The team will have a challenging six hours or so before they can hook into the south easterly trade winds blowing off Brazil. But the good news is that a strong front is due to leave Cape Frio (off Rio de Janeiro) on Tuesday.

“We will leave the Doldrums at about 2° South, and then we will have to get around St. Helena anticyclone that is forming to the East, so we will have to go to about 37° South before turning left towards the Indian Ocean. It makes the route longer, especially as we will have to cross a light weather area in three days, but we should then reach favourable NW winds. It will be a relatively slow descent … but we should be a little ahead of Francis Joyon and his crew by the time we reach Cape Aiguilles,” continued the skipper of Spindrift 2.

The next goal is the tip of South Africa: Francis Joyon and his crew crossed the longitude of the Cape Aiguilles after 12d 21h 22′ at sea. So, with a 23 hour advantage on this first stretch, Yann Guichard and his crew can hope to stay half a day ahead before entering the Indian Ocean. This same trimaran, when it was Banque Populaire in 2012, took less than twelve days from Ushant (11d 23h 50′).

Spindrift 2 still has some 3,200 miles to reach this longitude but the black and gold trimaran has been averaging 26 knots since leaving Ushant, and covering more than 620 miles a day – including the passage through the Doldrums!

Crew of Spindrift 2
Yann Guichard (skipper)
Erwan Israel (navigator)
Jacques Guichard (watch leader / helmsman)
Christophe Espagnon (watch leader / helmsman)
Xavier Revil (watch leader / helmsman)
François Morvan (helmsman)
Thierry Chabagny (helmsman)
Sam Goodchild ((helmsman / bow)
Erwan Le Roux (helmsman)
Duncan Späth (helmsman)
Benjamin Schwartz (helmsman / bow)
Jackson Bouttell (helmsman / bow)

Jean-Yves Bernot (onshore router)

Crew Split Times References
Ushant-Equator: 4d 19h 57 ‘(Spindrift 2 in 2019)
Equator-Cape Aiguilles: 6d 08h 55 ‘(Banque Populaire V in 2012)
Cape Aiguilles -Cape Leeuwin: 4d 09h 32 ‘(IDEC Sport in 2017)
Cape Leuuwin-Cape Horn: 9d 08h 46 ‘(IDEC Sport in 2017)
Cape Horn-Equator: 7d 04h 27 ‘(Banque Populaire V in 2012)
Equator-Ushant: 5d 19h 21 ‘(IDEC Sport in 2017)

WSSRC crewed records
Crossing the North Atlantic (Ushant-Equator): 4d 19h 57 ‘(Spindrift 2 in 2019) *
Crossing the Indian Ocean (Cape Aiguilles-S Tasmania) : 5d 21h 07’ 45’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)
Crossing Pacific Ocean (S Tasmania-Cape Horn) : 7d 21h 13’ 31’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)
Equator-Equator- : 29d 09h 10’ 55’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)
Around the World (Jules Verne Trophy) : 40d 23h 30’ 30’’ (IDEC Sport in 2017)

*Waiting for ratification by WSSRC

Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2 sale a batir el record de Francis Joyon.


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START AT 11H 47MIN 27SEC UTC
MAXI SPINDRIFT 2
January 16, 2019

YANN GUICHARD AND HIS CREW STARTED THEIR WORLD TOUR AT USHANT TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 11H 47MIN 27SEC UTC. TO WIN THE JULES VERNE TROPHY THEY HAVE TO RECROSS THE LINE BY FEBRUARY 26 AT 11H 16M 57SEC UTC TO BREAK THE RECORD, HELD SINCE 2017 BY FRANCIS JOYON AND HIS CREW, OF 40 DAYS 23H 30M 30S.

The weather conditions were favourable at the Créac’h lighthouse, which marks one end of the start and finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy course, the round the world sailing record via the three Capes. A southwesterly breeze of 20 knots and calm seas allowed the giant black and gold trimaran to head quickly towards a front off Ushant and pick a good system from the north-west. It is these strong winds that Spindrift 2 will be able to pick up to take them quickly down to Madeira, the Canaries and the Cape Verde archipelago.

A record at the equator?

According to the routing of the team’s onshore weather router, Jean-Yves Bernot, the team could reach the equator during the night of Sunday to Monday, January 21, after less than five days at sea. Once over this imaginary line between the two hemispheres, Yann Guichard and his crew must continue to speed on, with the aim of crossing the longitude at the Cape of Good Hope in about twelve days. This challenge is very possible as Francis Joyon and his crew reached the African cape in 12d 21h 22m.

By adding all the best reference times since the first attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy in 1993, the crewed world tour from Ushant to Ushant could potentially be completed in 38 days.

The first stretch towards the equator looks very favourable, but it is still too early to anticipate what follows. If a depression moves away from Brazil during the passage off Salvador de Bahia, the weather configuration could allow the team more options to sail more directly towards the South without having to go around the St. Helena anticyclone.

Afterwards it will be the depressions to the south, their trajectories, north-south positioning and speed that will determine if the Indian Ocean can be crossed in less than 5d 21h 08m and the Pacific in less than 7d 21h 13m.

Yann Guichard, skipper of Spindrift 2:

“It looks good up to the equator! The trade winds are well established: it should take less than five days. Then there are still the unknowns in the southern Atlantic but we hope to reach South Africa in around twelve to twelve and a half days.
This world tour is also a passing of the seasons at high speed! We start in the north-west with drizzle, then in the Canaries we will be in the trade winds with 30°C, at the equator it will be 40°C and three days later, we are in the Forties, in the Southern Ocean with three fairly steady and fresh weeks. It’s a nice trip.
One of the difficulties is the Saint Helena High in the southern Atlantic, which can sometimes block the road. It is not a problem to go round it if there is wind because because latest boats are going fast. In the Southern Ocean, it is still at least a fortnight of cold, wet weather but there are also magical landscapes and an incredible place to experience as a team.
We are a slightly lighter than the last time, which is why we are only twelve onboard. Below twenty knots we have a very slight speed deficit, but anything above that Spindrift 2 is faster than before! We can keep our average speed above 35 knots, if the sea remains manageable.“

Ant Arctic Lab, record interrumpido y reanudación en el 2019.


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ANT ARCTIC LAB

Record attempt stopped

Skipper Norbert Sedlacek has decided to stop his record attempt this morning at 10.30 a.m. westerly of Ireland and to come back to the port of departure, Les Sables d’Olonne.

“Sometimes it is necessary to take note of the reality and to act according to it.” says skipper Sedlacek.

Indeed the Open60AAL Innovation Yachts has an impressive potential to sail also in rough conditions, nevertheless there are a few technical pieces of equipment which have not been matured enough in this short preparation period for the conditions expected.

Therefore Norbert Sedlacek has decided to turn back and to give another year of lead time for optimization to start again in summer 2019 for the record attempt.

Sedlacek is expected back in Les Sables d’Olonne for the weekend.

After his departure in summer 2019 Norbert will set course to the Arctic Ocean, passing the Northwest Passage from east to west and then heading south to pass Cape Horn for the first time. After having rounded Antarctica in the deep south he will pass Cape Horn a second time before heading north back home to Les Sables d’Olonne.

If this record attempt is successful Norbert Sedlacek will be the first sailor ever who did a singlehanded, nonstop circumnavigation without assistance through all oceans including Arctic and Southern Ocean.

This challenge with a length of approximately 34,000 nautical miles is calculated with around 200 lonely, stormy and stressful days at sea through the most dangerous waters of our planet.

For this incredible adventure the shipyard Innovation Yachts has developed and built a special racing yacht based on 100% recyclable and durable materials. This material mix, volcanic fibre with balsa wood core material and harmless epoxy, represents a new generation of very ecological, but also high end quality yachts.

Project ANT ARCTIC LAB is a unique world record attempt.

But not only this!
The project will also give an ultimate confirmation about the quality and safety of a new yacht building concept!

Ant Arctic Lab, intento de record en marcha.


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ANT ARCTIC LAB world record attempt
Successful departure!

Today, at 10:18 a.m. local time the extreme sailor Norbert Sedlacek started from Les Sables d’Olonne, France to circumnavigate the world SINGLEHANDED, NONSTOP and WITHOUT ASSISTANCE through all five oceans including the Arctic oceans and the Northwest Passage.

It will be a nautical first when Sedlacek will be back successfully after this marathon turn of about 34,000 nautical miles through all climate zones, freezing cold, heat, storms and calms.

The Innovation Yachts Open60AAL, 18.3 m long was built during 26 months by Norbert Sedlacek and his team, with the great support of numerous industrial partners. The prototype was made of new volcanic fiber. The boat has many technical details which will be approved during this endurance test Furthermore this yacht is 100% recyclable.

After the departure Norbert will set course to the Arctic Ocean, passing the Northwest Passage from east to west and then heading south to pass Cape Horn for the first time. After having rounded Antarctica in the deep south he will pass Cape Horn a second time before heading north back home to Les Sables d’Olonne.

If this record attempt is successful Norbert Sedlacek will be the first sailor ever who did a singlehanded, nonstop circumnavigation without assistance through all oceans including Arctic and Southern Ocean.

This challenge with a length of approximately 34,000 nautical miles is calculated with around 200 lonely, stormy and stressful days at sea through the most dangerous waters of our planet.

For this incredible adventure the shipyard Innovation Yachts has developed and built a special racing yacht based on 100% recyclable and durable materials. This material mix, volcanic fibre with balsa wood core material and harmless epoxy, represents a new generation of very ecological, but also high end quality yachts.

Project ANT ARCTIC LAB is a unique world record attempt.

But not only this!
The project will also give an ultimate confirmation about the quality and safety of a new yacht building concept!

Innovation Yachts is an Austrian-French shipyard which is designing and building custom built racing and cruising yachts out of volcanic fiber with balsa wood core. It is focused to use sustainable and recyclable materials as well as taking care about the environment during the construction and afterwards

Ruta del Té. Nuevo récord para Maserati, con el español Alex Pella a bordo.

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La “Ruta del Té”, un nuevo récord para Alex Pella

El “Maserati” ha llegado a Londres hoy, viernes 23 de febrero, a las 13 horas, 20 minutos y 26 segundos, por lo que consigue una ventaja de cinco días con respecto al récord actual

Viernes, 23 de febrero de 2018.-
Hoy, a las 13 horas, 20 minutos y 26 segundos, hora de Londres, el “Maserati” Multi 70 ha cruzado la línea de llegada en Londres, después de 36 días, 2 horas, 38 minutos y 2 segundos de navegación. El trimarán, en el que navega Alex Pella, ha conseguido el récord de la “Ruta del Té”, con una ventaja de cinco días, con respecto al “Gitana 13”. El “Maserati” salió de Hong Kong el pasado 18 de enero y ha recorrido más de 13.000 millas náuticas, dando media vuelta al mundo, pasando por el Cabo de Buena Esperanza.

El objetivo de la tripulación del “Maserati” compuesta, por el italiano Giovanni Soldini, los dos españoles, Alex Pella y Oliver Herrera, el italiano Guido Broggi y el francés, Sébastien Audigane, era realizar el recorrido entre 30 y 35 días. “Lo he clavado -ha comentado Alex Pella una vez en tierra-. Debería haberme apostado algo. Hice una estimación por la distancia, velocidad media, condiciones meteorológicas y el crono del “Gitana 13”. Hemos venido muy rápidos hasta el ecuador en el Atlántico, nuestra trayectoria, hasta allí ha sido casi perfecta. En cambio más adelante muy lentos y con una trayectoria muchas veces lejos del rumbo directo. Está bien, porque pienso que se puede bajar, y dejamos la puerta abierta a que vengan otros a intentarlo”.

Alex Pella explica que su mejor momento ha sido el paso por el Estrecho de la Sonda, entre Java y Sumatra y, el peor, “la remontada de más de 12 días ciñendo con este tipo de barcos. Son muchos días”. El navegante español también ha dicho que se ha sentido muy cómodo. “Podríamos decir que después de la tercera etapa de la Volvo Ocean Race y la victoria en la Transat Jacques Vabre, venía rodado. Además, el barco me es familiar ya que acumulé muchas millas en el “Oman Sail”, que era el mismo barco. Y, por último, la adaptación a la tripulación del “Maserati” ha sido muy fácil, ya que este es un equipo pequeño y muy familiar donde se comparte todo. En cuanto a la navegación, este recorrido es espectacular por su variedad de condiciones. Me quedo con la bajada del Mar de China y con la remontada por la costa africana”.

Alex Pella ha enlazado en pocos meses diferentes singladuras, en noviembre consiguió ganar la regata y batir el récord de la prueba del a Transat Jacques Vabre, a bordo del “Arkema” y en diciembre disputó la tercera etapa de la Volvo Ocean Race, a bordo del “Akzonobel”. Sin embargo, asegura, “me siento súper rodado. Increíblemente adaptado al medio marino y, pese a que creo que tengo un poco de cansancio mental, me encanta el hecho de saltar de océano a océano, de barco en barco y con tripulaciones tan diferentes”.

Ruta del Té

Esta es una ruta histórica, iniciada por la expedición española de Elcano, en 1522, desde Sevilla a Filipinas. El récord Hong Kong-Londres recorre la ruta seguida por los clipper que transportaban el té desde China hasta Inglaterra en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Célebre fue la Great Tea Race de 1866 que enfrentó a los cinco clipper más modernos y rápidos de la época. La regata tuvo una gran repercusión mediática y concluyó de una manera muy emocionante con los tres primeros competidores remontando el río Támesis con la misma marea y atracando en los muelles de Londres con pocas horas de diferencia, tras 99 días de navegación.

Alex Pella

El pasado 16 de noviembre, Alex Pella conseguía ganar la Transat Jacques Vabre, a bordo del trimarán “Arkema”. Esta nueva victoria se sumaba a sus éxitos más recientes. En 2014 logró la victoria en la mítica Ruta del Ron y se convirtió en el primer español en ganar una prueba transoceánica en solitario. Y, el 26 de enero de 2017, batió el récord de velocidad absoluto de vuelta al mundo a vela, a bordo del sofisticado Maxi-Trimarán IDEC Sport. Alex, junto al resto del equipo hicieron historia; circunnavegando el planeta en 40 días, 23 horas, 30 minutos y 30 segundos.

Ruta del Té, Maserati estima su llegada con record para el viernes 23.


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Alex Pella “Tenemos el récord a nuestro alcance”

Está previsto que el “Maserati” llegue a Londres la mañana del viernes 23 de febrero, cinco días antes que el actual récord de la Ruta del Té

Martes, 20 de febrero de 2018.- “Nuestra remontada del Atlántico está siendo lenta, sinuosa y posiblemente dura en el tramo del Golfo de Vizcaya y del Canal de la Mancha”, comentaba anoche el navegante español, Alex Pella, que se encuentra a bordo del “Maserati”, intentando batir el récord de la “Ruta del Té”.

“El sistema de alta presión estable en Irlanda, nos manda un flujo de viento de componente nordeste primero y este más tarde. Vaya una ceñida con viento duro, mar formada y bajas temperaturas. Para mí, una vez más es como un déjà-vu, ya que hace apenas unos meses, bajaba por aquí a toda pastilla en la Transat Jacques Vabre. Ahora esta ceñida casi casi suena a castigo, por lo bien que me fue entonces.
Exactamente igual que hace un año, cuando remontábamos esta costa en popa a más de 35 nudos en el tramo final de nuestro récord de vuelta al mundo, Trofeo Julio Verne.
El “Maserati” lleva 32 días de navegación, desde que salió de Hong Kong el pasado 18 de enero y una ventaja de 1.407 millas náuticas, con respecto al “Gitana 13”, actual poseedor del récord. Está previsto que lleguen a Londres la mañana del próximo viernes, por lo que lo conseguirían con una ventaja de cinco días. “Somos conscientes de esta situación y aunque los últimos días se nos van a hacer muy largos, por las condiciones y por el hambre; ya que vamos muy justos de víveres, tenemos el récord a nuestro alcance”, señala Pella.

Intento de record Hong Kong-Londres del Maserati, video a bordo de Alex Pella.

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El “Maserati” ya tiene una ventaja de 740 millas sobre el récord

Jueves, 25 de enero de 2018.- El navegante español, Alex Pella, que forma parte de la tripulación del “Maserati”, ha enviado un vídeo en su séptimo día de navegación. En las imágenes, en las que da la bienvenida a bordo, asegura que está siendo un recorrido fantástico. “Estamos empezando la trayectoria en el Índico y esperábamos un día de sol con alisio, sin embargo nos hemos encontrado con un día nublado. Aunque no hay queja ya que navegamos 30 nudos de velocidad”.

La tripulación del “Maserati” cumple su segunda semana de navegación. Ahora se encuentran por debajo del paralelo 15º y a 4.000 millas del Cabo de Buena Esperanza (Sudáfrica). Desde su salida ha navegado 3.082 millas, a una velocidad media de 18,3 nudos.

Ruta del Té
Esta es una ruta histórica, iniciada por la expedición española de Elcano, en 1522, desde Sevilla a Filipinas. El récord Hong Kong-Londres recorre la ruta seguida por los clipper que transportaban el té desde China hasta Inglaterra en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Célebre fue la Great Tea Race de 1866 que enfrentó a los cinco clipper más modernos y rápidos de la época. La regata tuvo una gran repercusión mediática y concluyó de una manera muy emocionante con los tres primeros competidores remontando el río Támesis con la misma marea y atracando en los muelles de Londres con pocas horas de diferencia, tras 99 días de navegación.