Spindrift 2 is Forced to Abandon the Jules Verne – AGAIN!

pic by Chris Schmid / Spindrift racing

At 20h00 last evening Yann Guichard, ‘Spindrift 2’s’ skipper, made the decision to turn around and end the current Jules Verne Trophy record attempt.

A difficult decision, following a sudden loss of control, which required the intervention of two sailors at the wheel to recover the situation. This malfunction has damaged the steering system which makes the boat unsafe to be sailed in heavy weather conditions. All the crew members are safe and sound. Nevertheless, the multihull’s condition does not allow it to continue its world record attempt. The trimaran is currently returning to la Trinité-sur-Mer in Brittany, France.

Time will tell whether she will ever complete this challenge as this is now her fourth attempt!