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The first sail and success on Spindrift 2

-        Conclusive technical tests on board the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 -        Start of training on board the D35 Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing Spindrift 2 has had its first sail after the winter optimisation, spending a night at sea criss-crossing…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 11 : Designing the sails

As children, we all drew sails. Two triangles, a mast and a hull ​​and we had the most beautiful pirate ship in the world to hunt treasures on deserted islands around the room. Today, as a ‘Sail Designer’ at North…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 10 : A “New” boat

At first glance, Spindrift 2 has not been transformed this winter. But for those with a keen eye – and those who have followed the ’40 metres solo’ web series (great to have you still on board) – the black,…

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The maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 launches in Lorient

Genes-x, new Gold Sponsor of Spindrift racing News: -       An optimised Spindrift 2 relaunches for crewed records and for the solo Route du Rhum -       The maxi trimaran on standby from the start of June in Newport for the North…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 9 : Job done

The much-anticipated moment has finally come. The launch of Spindrift 2 will take place on thursday, on April 3rd, with the satisfaction of a job well done by a team that has pulled together to meet demanding deadlines. So, here…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 8 : The appendages

If, like Yann Guichard, you started your sailing in the Optimist, you may remember the rudder and the centreboard. They always seemed to be heavy and cumbersome, especially in the winter chill, yet without them, you could not go where…

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Spindrift racing serie : “40 metres solo” Episode 7 : Rigging & Ropework

This week, we are talking ropes. On board Spindrift 2, there are no less than 2500 metres (are 2.5km) of rope running around the boat and up to the top of the mast. The hi-tech materials, made in different countries,…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 6 : The bike

A bike on a boat? It might sound silly but it is a very serious technical innovation to help Yann Guichard to handle the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 alone on the next Route du Rhum. Prepare to find out more on…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 5 : Cutting the mast

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…

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The Spindrift racing series : ’40 metres solo’ Episode 4 : The ergonomics of a deck plan

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…

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