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Dominique Perret’s blog onboard Spindrift 2 – Day 8

“My dear brothers, my dear sisters, on this beautiful Sunday, November 24, I am pleased to tell you that last night we had our High Mass! Not the Christmas one, which is coming and will also be large, but the…

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Dominique Perret’s blog onboard Spindrift 2 – Day 7

“Good, good, good, how are you this morning? I hope that everything is going well because here it’s ‘Brrrrr that’s cold’! It’s a change from Florida; Miami bikinis seem a long way away. This morning it’s double fleeces, socks and…

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Dominique Perret’s blog onboard Spindrift 2 – Day 6

“Good, good, good, well, in the end it did not turn out too badly. The buttocks are not too bad this morning, we finished a spiky gybe. It’s a beautiful day, 12-15 knots of wind; a more consistent, predictable sea…

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Dominique Perret’s blog onboard Spindrift 2 – Day 5

“Good, good, good, how are you this morning? Here, it’s changed completely. That’s what a good night’s sleep can do, you can wake up a new man. And there were some surprises too! Last night before going to bed, I…

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Dominique Perret’s blog onboard Spindrift 2 – Day 4

“Good, good, good, I do not deny that this morning I am ragged, grumpy and a little harassed. A restless night on the deck…But before I go into that I wanted to share a divine moment at the beginning of…

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Dominique Perret’s blog on board Spindrift 2 – Day 3

“Just passed 200 miles north of Bermuda, the day began with a beautiful sunrise. Really beautiful and moving. The colours, the golden hues which shimmer on the hull, yes, I can see it! A stillness moved only by the last…

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Dominique Perret’s blog onboard Spindrift 2 – Day 2

“A perfect first day for finding my bearings. A sea almost as flat as a ‘galette bretonne’ and a stable wind of 20-25 knots. Little swell. Without pressing, and with one reef in the mainsail, Spindrift slipped serenely into her…

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Dominique Perret’s blog onboard Spindrift 2 – Day 1

“I know it’s not day one but given my poor resistance to seasickness, I’m a little late…I know, I know, I can already hear the mocking… Sunday, November 17 / 0715 / Dock 1/ South Beach Marina/; it’s almost dark,…

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Spindrift 2 back at sea

Ten days after breaking the record for the Discovery Route, and after a stopover in Miami, Spindrift 2 will be back at sea tomorrow for an west to east crossing of the Atlantic, finishing in Trinité-sur-Mer. The time in Miami has allowed…

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Back on an express record

Spindrift 2, the largest racing trimaran in the world, combines the superlatives of size, aesthetics and performance. For its first transoceanic challenge in the team colours of Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, it easily rewrote the record for the Discovery Route….

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