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Spindrift 2 is forced to abandon Jules Verne Trophy record attempt following a major rudder problem

by Spindrift racing 4 Dec 2019 14:52 PST
Spindrift racing at Jules Verne Trophy © Chris Schmid / Spindrift Racing

At 20h UTC, Yann Guichard, Spindrift 2’s skipper, made the decision to turn around and end the current Jules Verne Trophy record attempt.

A difficult decision following a sudden loss of control, which required the intervention of two sailors at the wheel to recover the situation. This malfunction has damaged the steering system which makes the boat unsafe to be sailed in heavy weather conditions. All the crew members are safe and sound. Nevertheless, the multihull’s condition does not allow it to continue its world record attempt. The trimaran is currently returning to la Trinité-sur-Mer in Brittany, France.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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