In 2013, the mighty trimaran also finished first: then the boat covered the course «Fastnet» in 38 hours 53 minutes and 58 seconds.
Dona Bertarelli comments on his victory like this:
«Too quiet and unpredictable winds made progress increasingly difficult. We took advantage of every slight breeze. The race required determination, endurance and teamwork. We had to execute a lot of maneuvers, which was a great preparation for the Jules Vernes Trophy».
Jan Gishard agrees with his colleague: «It was a long and slow race but it taught us a lot. We learned that the boat can go very fast even in light winds».
After the finish, the trimaran will head back to her home port of La Trinité-sur-Mer, where she expects to be next Wednesday. And we continue to follow the further progress of the regatta - Spindrift 2 is first, but not the best. The winner will be decided by the handicap. Last season , the 33-foot boat won Night and Day with a father and son on board. Incidentally, this year they are out on the water again to compete.