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MOD70 Trimarans to Race to New York

25th July 2013
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MOD70 Trimarans to Race to New York

#mod70 – The MOD70s trimarans that thrilled – and capsized on Dublin Bay last month – are to race from Brest to New York next year.

Three hundred days for a chance for revenge for the fleet after the 2012 edition saw Spindrift, skippered by Yann Guichard, speed to victory from New York to Brest in a record time of four days 21 hours and eight minutes. The race leader in the Route Des Princes series capsized on Dublin Bay, and the hull was towed back to France by sea with no mast.

A rapid run across the North Atlantic provides a race of rare intensity on an 'oceanic scale', say promoters.

Two years ago Brest gave the race an extraordinary welcome for the first edition of the Krys Ocean Race by placing it at the heart of the Tonnerres de Brest (the Brest Maritime Festival) with its 700,000 visitors. For the start of the second edition, Brest will beat to the rhythm of the Krys Ocean Race from May 3-11, 2014.

The KRYS Ocean Race will mark the return of the MOD70 fleet to the ocean for a rematch to New York, from east to west, against prevailing winds and currents.

The MOD70 fleet which will line up for the start of this second edition will each have on board six sailors, including some of the greatest multihull skippers of our time.

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