Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Spindrift Racing, maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 set to cross the starting line on Wednesday or Thursday for Discovery route attempt

From the following update on the Spindrift Racing website by Virginie Bouchet:
 
 
The weather window that is coming into play means the Spindrift racing crew can plan for the imminent start of their Discovery Route record attempt. The navigation team has been analysing and refining the best possible time to set off since yesterday. The start, initially planned for tomorrow between 1200hrs and 1600hrs GMT, has been delayed by a few hours.
 
Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the whole Spindrift racing team have been focused on the weather forecasts since officially entering standby mode for the Discovery Route. They aim to make the most of the few days of the weather window which is opening in their favour. “As we do not have a big margin to beat this record with, each minute and hour we can gain counts; that is why the strategists’ ability lies in finding the most favourable time at which to leave during this opening,” Dona Bertarelli says. Spindrift 2 should cross the virtual start line of the Discovery Route in front of Cadiz on Wednesday or Thursday.

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