8/20/14

Next step: Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe!


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Whilst designed to be manned by a crew of 14 sailors, Yann Guichard will lead Spindrift 2 alone when he competes in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe on November 2nd 2014. At the helm of this exceptional machine, a thoroughbred racing yacht and true master of high-performance, he will battle out the famous race between Saint-Malo in France and Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. Engineers and technicians from the crew have made the final modifications so that the boat is suitable for solo sailing.
“During the winter re-fit, we had already simplified the overall structure and removed weight” says Yann. “All that was left to do was to place the safety cell under the flybridge, instead of inside the central hull, so that it is closer to the controls. Then there’s the automatic pilot – an essential companion – and the bike which allows me to relieve my arms during certain manoeuvres which require more than 60 minutes of continuous effort.
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