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First Maxi Trimaran to participate at Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille will be in 2023

by Laura Muma 18 Nov 2022 08:10 PST
'Sails of Change' set for their next attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy © G_LEBEC_SPINDRIFT

37 meters long, 23 meters wide, and weighing 21 tons, Sails Of Change has a long list of accomplishments to its credit.

Launched in 2008, the record holder for the Jules Verne Trophy between 2012 and 2017 (45 days, 13 hours), was purchased by the Spindrift team in 2013. They went on to set the record for Route de la Découverte (between Cadix and San Salvador), as well as competing twice in the Rolex Fastnet Race and the 2016 Transat Québec-Saint-Malo.

In addition to being a competitive maxi trimaran, Sails of Change also works hard to promote the foundation of the same name, dedicated to the regeneration of the earth's biodiversity through its efforts in sports and art. The Spindrift team share also the '30×30' message supported by more than 100 countries. They relay the call from the scientific community to fully protect at least 30% of the ocean and the earth by 2030, through networks of protected zones to help prevent massive extinctions and reinforce resilience to climate change.

Since the end of October 2022, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard, and their team have been on stand-by for their fourth attempt at setting a new record for the Jules Verne Trophy. They will also be participating for the first time in Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille next April.

Caribbean Maxi Challenge

The Caribbean Maxi Challenge 2023, launched by International Maxi Association (IMA) in 2022, comprises three main events this year: The RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua setting sail on February 20, 2023, the St Maarten Heineken Regatta on March 2-5, and Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille on April 16-22.

Last year, the Maxi, I Love Poland, won the Caribbean Challenge. In 2023 the perpetual trophy will be given to the winner during the awards ceremony for Les Voiles, to be held on April 22 to conclude the regatta.

As a reminder, the IMA Caribbean Maxi Challenge is open to all Maxi yachts and not just members of IMA. If the number of races in the Challenge is superior to the minimum as required, then the worst score will be removed. Only the two best races will be taken into account for the final results.

Registration Is Open

Registration is already open for the 2013 edition of Les Voiles. If you would like to participate, please feel free to contact us now and take advantage of our completely free concierge service: arrange housing, rental vehicles... Our team will be happy to help you facilitate your logistics and your stay on the island.

Event website: lesvoilesdestbarthrichardmille.com

Charter Service

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille can put you in contact with boat owners and potential participants in the 2023 edition!

Are you the owner of a boat you'd like to rent as a charter for the regatta? Would you like to participate in Voiles 2023 but don't have a boat at your disposal in the Caribbean?

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