In 2013, when the stable acquired the largest racing multihull in the world, holder of the Jules Verne Trophy record, they were convinced that they could knock off even more time and that this high-performance prototype’s potential could be exploited through some modifications. With a new mast, new sails, a more lightweight deck, and optimised electrical, hydraulic and electronic systems, Spindrift 2 was now ready for its new crew.
Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard have selected the twelve men who will join them on their journey through the world’s most hostile oceans. Most are multihull experts; some have an Olympic background; others, experience in offshore challenges; but all are familiar with the trimaran and share the team’s values and mindset.
Sleeping, eating, washing — not to mention successfully communicating despite the rocking of the boat or hostile elements, or wearing the right clothing for the tropics or for searing temperatures of over 40°C — each crewmember of the Spindrift 2 provides you with a glimpse into their daily life as an extreme sailing professional.
Tour the Spindrift 2 trimaran in its Jules Verne Trophy configuration. Explore the work and living spaces of the 14 sailors leaving for approximately 40 days of complete autonomy as they sail around the world.