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Spindrift 2 in racing mode

Remove the foil, tilt the mast and take out the engine; these were the main tasks for team in Newport this week to get the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 into record mode. After eight days at sea delivering from La Trinité-sur-Mer…

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Genève-Rolle-Genève and Open de Versoix: double 6th for Ladycat

Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing finished sixth in both grand prix in the Decision 35 championship this weekend. The fourth regatta of the season ended today (Monday) without any racing due to a lack of wind. On Sunday, in the…

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Ladycat ready to defend its lead this weekend after team crosses the Atlantic

For the third round of the Vulcain Trophy, with two grand prix scheduled on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing will be defending its lead against rivals who are just a hair’s breadth behind. So, no rest…

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Spindrift racing on standby in Newport for the crewed North Atlantic record

Latest news: -Spindrift 2 arrived in Newport on Tuesday, safely delivered from La Trinité-sur-mer, following eight days at sea -Standby begins for Spindrift racing and its attempt to break the crewed North Atlantic record and ‘Zenith 24-hour record’ -Currently no suitable…

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Spindrift 2 in Newport : the backstage

Tim Carrie, Spindrift racing’s logistics manager, takes us backstage of the logistics of a record attempt. As Spindrift 2 was crossing the ocean, onshore preparations were in full swing, with everyone hurrying to attend to the final logistical details so that everything…

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Spindrift 2 en route to Newport

After a D35 podium finish this weekend, which put Ladycat top of the Vulcain Trophy 2014 rankings after two rounds, the Spindrift racing team are switching to offshore mode. Spindrift racing’s maxi-trimaran, Spindrift 2, left La Trinité-sur-Mer at 1400hrs (French time) on Monday,…

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Ladycat on the podium again and first overall provisional

Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing won two races to finish third in the Open de Crans, the second round of the 2014 Vulcain Trophy, on Lake Geneva this weekend, a result which takes them into the overall lead of the cutting…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 16 : Happy 40th Yann Guichard!

Not for Yann Guichard any crisis on turning 40. The skipper of Spindrift 2 celebrates his birthday today and just feels happy, surrounded by his loved ones and at the top of his sporting career. We caught up with him  on the…

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The Open de Crans: the second round for the D35 Ladycat

On Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, the 11 D35 one-designs, will compete in the 12 races scheduled for the Open de Crans, Act 2 of Vulcain Trophy. Due to the departure of the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 for…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 15 : The physical preparation

This week we are behind the scenes looking at the physical preparation of the team and especially Yann Guichard for the Route du Rhum. At the Country Club Geneva, at the foot of the mountains, the skipper has a programme…

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