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Yann Guichard and Spindrift 2 off to a good start in Saint-Malo

The rain poured down and tension was in the air as Saint-Malo awoke this morning. Perhaps to be expected on the departure day of this 10th edition of the Route du Rhum, the most famous single-handed transatlantic sailing race. Yann…

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Spindrift 2 skipper more determined than ever in the final hours before the Route du Rhum

With just 48 hours days to go until the start of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, it only takes a few minutes with Yann Guichard to see the extent of his determination. The incredible attention to detail in the preparations by…

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Yann Guichard’s Route du Rhum in motion design: a two-minute explanation!

Compare the boat’s speed with that of an animal or a world-famous theme-park ride, and you soon get a picture of just how fast it can go! We can also compare the size of the sails and the length of…

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Yann Guichard and Spindrift 2 are in the starting-blocks in Saint-Malo!

Summary: – The maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 arrived in Saint-Malo this morning, docking at the Gare Maritime. – Yann Guichard feels in great shape and is ready to go. – Information about Spindrift racing’s activities in the race village. – How to…

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“40 mètres en solo” final episode – En route for Saint-Malo!

At 2pm today, Yann Guichard set off for Saint-Malo where, in 10 days’ time, he will begin the 10th edition of the Route du Rhum, the legendary single-handed yacht race. The Spindrift racing team, joined by a large local crowd,…

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“40 mètres en solo” episode 23 – Spindrift 2 adapted for solo racing

A sea-view berth, a gym out on deck, one could be mistaken for thinking that Yann Guichard’s life alone on Spindrift 2 will be rather comfortable… Yet during the Route du Rhum, the exhilarating sprint across the Atlantic, Yann will…

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The final countdown to the Route du Rhum 2014 begins!
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“40 mètres en solo”: episode 22 All aboard for a single-handed manoeuvre!

Are you ready to reduce the mainsail on Spindrift 2 all on your own? Yann Guichard gives step-by-step instructions on how to perform this manoeuvre aboard the 40m trimaran that he will sail single-handed in the upcoming Route du Rhum-Destination…

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Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing finishes third in 2014 Vulcain Trophy!

On Friday and Saturday, the D35 fleet battled it out on Lake Leman for one last time this season at the Grand Prix SAP. Despite the summer temperatures, the wind was unstable and continually changing. Neck and neck with Realstone…

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Rankings for the Grand Prix SAP – Ladycat in 4th position

D35 – Vulcain Trophy 2014 Rankings for the Grand Prix SAP (September, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th): 1.Realstone – 7 points 2.Veltigroup – 11 points 3.Zen Too – 12 points 4.Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing – 12 points 5.Racing Django…

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