Spindrift Racing, maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 challenges Discovery Route record

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Corley, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Corley
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    Sailing out of Spain .... intriguing.
     
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    Is Groupama 3 also racing as not specified in your heading - you use the world they or is the record track that was established being displayed for comparision reasons. If so excellent forward thinking and service, innovating, creative web master.
     
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    Groupama3 is shown as a "ghost" based on their positioning at the same point in time at their record attempt. I agree it's great and makes comparison very easy.
     
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    Wish they would update at least every 2 hours to know their progress. They are approx 40ft bigger than the previous trimaran record maker. Be interesting once they get on a broad reach from the Canary Islands.


    Winds should be increasing by then as well.


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    BPV/Spindrift2 is 130' Groupama3/BPVII is 105' most of the extra length is in the very fine bow on BPV/Spindrift2 sail areas were not a great deal different when they had the full sized rig on Groupama3 (back when the discovery route record was set). The greatest advantage of Spindrift2 is the ability to keep pushing hard in tough conditions.
     
  9. oceancruiser

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    BPV11 is actually 102 ft and previous owners quoted BVP as 131ft.

    She is cranking along now some 226 nms or so ahead, doing 32.6 knts boat speed on a broad reach almost in line with great circle rhum line.

    Weather is increasing still and they will probably make it.

    It would be good to see them do the Sydney hobart record passage starting just after the official start across to NZ.
     
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  14. oceancruiser

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    Should be there by now breaking record by more than 20 hrs.

    Bettering the record by 20 hrs 29 mins 32 secs.

    Thought they would have done better in view of the size of the vessels and crew the crew numbers on board.


    Don't know if previous record was seta by solo vessel or whether it was a crewed vessel.

    Corley would know.
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    New reference time for the Discovery Route 6 Days, 14 hours, 29 minutes, 21 seconds
     
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