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Jules Verne Trophy News
From Monday 24 October, the crew of Sails of Change will be on standby, studying the weather conditions and gearing up for an immense challenge. The objective since 2017 has been to win the Jules Verne Trophy: 40 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes
Yann Guichard, Dona Bertarelli and nine other sailors will make up the crew of 'Sails of Change' for their next attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy, an award for the fastest non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the world. Several years…
Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard announce the end of standby for the maxi-trimaran sails of change for the Jules Verne trophy and plan a fresh attempt
On November 1st, 2021, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their team began the standby for a fourth attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy round-the-world sailing record. Since this date, there has not been a suitable weather window for the crew…
The maxi-trimaran Sails of Change
Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their nine crew will begin a fresh Jules Verne Trophy record attempt this Thursday. Early in the morning, the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change will cast off from her port of registry in La Trinité-Sur-Mer (Morbihan)…
The largest racing multihull ever built (37 metres), which has been renamed especially for this attempt: Sails of Change
Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard are once more set to take on the Jules Verne Trophy, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew in a time of 40d 23h 30' 30''. Remodelled for improved performance over the course…
The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets off again on their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt
With clockwork precision, it was at 01 hours 33 minutes and 46 seconds UTC that the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild set sail this Sunday 10 January on a fresh attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy record. As regular Afloat readers…
Sobedo - out with rudder damage after 16 days into a 40 day record attempt
Thomas Coville and his crew aboard Sodebo have been forced to abandon their attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy after suffering damage to the starboard rudder. After 16 days at a blistering pace that has taken them to the bottom…
Sodebo Ultim 3, the trimaran skippered by Thomas Coville
After three days at sea on their first round the world record attempt, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelierhave taken the decision to 'interrupt' their record bid and return to their port of registry. The announcement comes as a result of…
Spindrift 2 - her record bid is powered by North Sails 3Di sails
Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant on, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC. To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC…
Spindrift Set for Jules Verne Round the World Trophy Bid
Yann Guichard and his crew arrived in Brest last night to start the Jules Verne Trophy. Despite a good though not ideal weather window, after two months on stand-by Spindrift racing has decided to take its chance and will leave…
The crew are currently off the coast of Africa
At 08:19:00 UTC* in the first glimmer of light last Friday, IDEC SPORT crossed the start line off Ushant at more than twenty knots in her dash to grab the outright round the world record. The six men on board…
The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran aims to complete its round the world record breaking bid in a time of less than 45 days
The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran has just gone to code green, meaning that their departure is imminent. They are about to make another attempt at the outright crewed round the world record, the Jules Verne Trophy. Francis Joyon and his crew…
The Jules Verne Trophy record is not going to be beaten on this occasion. Small areas of low pressure and large highs spread across the Pacific and South Atlantic in particular, have dashed the hopes and ambitions of the two…
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The Spindrift 2 sailing team confirm that they will leave in the next 24 hours to start their attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy round-the-world record. After analysing the latest weather files this morning, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their…
Banque Populaire V Takes Jules Verne Trophy, Smashing World Record
#WORLD RECORD - France's Banque Populaire V has smashed the record for the fastest yacht sailing around the world, shaving nearly three days off the previous best. BBC News reports that the yacht's 14-man crew crossed the line at 45…
Cammas breaks Jules Verne record
French Skipper Franck Cammas and his crew aboard their maxi trimaran Groupama 3 broke the Jules Verne record for a single circumnavigation of the world over the weekend, completing the loop in 48 days 07 hours 44 minutes and 52…
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