Spindrift Racing have put up a press release and video on the preparation of Spindrift 2 for the North Atlantic record and the Route du Rhum.
From the following press release:
This week our series, ’40 metres solo’, takes you behind the scenes of the Spindrift 2 boatyard in Lorient (France). Since December a team of twenty have been working to adapt the maxi-trimaran for a 2014 programme with the dual requirement of the crewed North Atlantic record attempt and the solo Route du Rhum. They will be working for four months until April. With our guide, Antoine Carraz, who is the technical manager and a sailor with Spindrift racing, we will see the incredible ‘job list’ the team has.
We follow the camera. Perched 10 metres above the ground near the bow of the central hull, we listen carefully: “With Spindrift racing, we are tackling the records held by this boat, which is the largest in its class. To beat them, we must optimise the machine,” Antoine explains. “This year, we are doing crewed and solo. We made choices to be able to perform in both pursuits. It also allows us to explore avenues of innovation for the Jules Verne Trophy, the flagship objective of our campaign with Spindrift 2.”
read more here
and the video: