Tag: Sailing records

  • Changes coming for sailing world records: IRC Records

    Changes coming for sailing world records: IRC Records

    For decades record-setting in sailing has been dominated by adventurers, pioneers, eccentrics and, in recent years, pro-sailing teams in custom built machines. That is set to change with a new platform that will enable any skipper and crew to use their yacht and its rating to attempt a record course and then see their new […]

  • The Tea Route : 180 miles ahead after two days of racing

    The Tea Route : 180 miles ahead after two days of racing

    It is clear that in spite of the demanding conditions, everyone is enjoying being back sailing on the high seas, as they tackle their latest record attempt between Hong Kong and London. This morning, this has led to the crew of IDEC SPORT achieving a decent lead of more than 180 miles after the first […]

  • Maxi Spindrift 2 chases for new Jules Verne Trophy record

    Maxi Spindrift 2 chases for new Jules Verne Trophy record

    Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant today, 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 to break the record, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew, of 40 […]

  • Spindrift Racing returns to port

    Spindrift Racing returns to port

    Yann Guichard has made the decision to return to Brest following analysis of this evening’s weather files.  The weather window, which mobilised Yann Guichard and his eleven crew to leave Brest at 1800h did not materialise as expected. “The weather window has deteriorated.  This evening’s files give us an unacceptable time to the Equator and […]

  • Code Green, Departure imminent for Spindrift racing

    Code Green, Departure imminent for Spindrift racing

    After a long stand-by, in the main due to a very active North Atlantic, Spindrift racing is planning to start their Jules Verne Trophy attempt late tonight (Monday). The crew has all now arrived in Brest to make the final preparations ahead of leaving for the start line late this afternoon.   This more favourable weather window comes […]