Here’s the latest news from the heart of the winter refit of the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2. For those joining us for the first time this week (to catch up click here), the '40 metres solo' web series every Monday focuses on different members of the Spindrift racing team. Today, Yannis Troalen, part of the research department, explains why the trimaran’s mast was cut for this season’s crewed and solo programme, and what this choice means in terms of how the mighty maxi will be sailed.
So, how can one man drive a 40-metre trimaran? The Spindrift racing team are modest but what is happening behind the scenes in the boatyard is anything but. In Episode 4 of the ’40 metres solo’ series, Édouard Touchard, part of the design team, explains how the deck of the Spindrift 2 is being adapted to the needs of this season.