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North Sails Performance 2023 - LEADERBOARD

SVR Lazartigue first across the Equator in the Arkéa Ultim Challenge - Brest

by Andi Robertson 13 Jan 15:04 PST 13 January 2024

SVR Lazartigue, sailed by Tom Laperche, was the first ULTIM in the Arkéa Ultim Challenge - Brest to cross the Equator into the Southern Hemisphere this evening, at 18:43:43hrs UTC. His elapsed time since last Sunday's start line is 6d 6h 13m and since the WSSRC record line at Ushant is 6d 5h 35m 56s.

Second to cross at 20:11:54hrs, 1h 28m 21s later, was Charles Caudrelier (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild). Caudrelier's elapsed times are 6d 7h 41m since the start line and 6d 7h 2m 54s since the WSSRC line.

On his 2017 record breaking circumnavigation Francois Gabart's passage time to the Equator was 5d 20h 45m, the fastest solo time remains Thomas Coville's 5d 17h 11m and the best ever is that of Spindrift 2 at 4d 20h 07m.

Follow the race tracking on www.arkeaultimchallengebrest.com/en

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