Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Spindrift Racing update, new mast under construction for maxi Spindrift 2

From the following press release by Spindrift Racing:


Spindrift racing’s sailors and hundreds of others will return to competition from April 2nd to 6th for the famous Spi Ouest-France, which is held every year over the Easter weekend at La TrinitĂ©-sur-Mer. Behind the scenes, the black and gold team members are busily preparing for this event and many more. The team have an action-packed schedule in 2015, with monohull races on the Diam 24, D35 and GC32 circuits and a Jules Verne Trophy record attempt next winter, for which the giant Spindrift 2 is currently being prepared. In anticipation of this most extreme of all around-the-world record attempts, the team has already achieved some incredible feats, such as building a new 42 m mast.

Work on the mould for the new mast began at CDK Technologies in Port-la-ForĂȘt in June 2014. Delivery is scheduled for May, almost a year after the work – done entirely by hand – began. The planning and pre-engineering studies began even earlier, at the end of 2013, when the trimaran was first acquired by the team.

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