Liebe Leser schliesst seine Tore. Nach 11 Jahren möchte ich andere Projekte verwirklichen, auf Reisen gehen und das Leben endlich in vollen Zügen geniessen. Es waren 11 wundervolle Jahre mit Ihnen. bleibt mindestens die nächsten Jahre als Bilderbuch noch bestehen. Doch jeder Abschied kann auch ein neuer Anfang sein. Nun ist es endgültig. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine weiterhin schöne Zeit. Ich danke Ihnen für die Lesertreue und Ihre ehrliche Begeisterung mit grosser Dankbarkeit. Danke, dass ich Sie 11 Jahre verwöhnen durfte.

Tschau und auf Wiedersehen.

Marcel Krebs

Wer weiterhin mit mir und Sämi in Kontakt bleiben will, kann dies über meinen persönlichen Blog.

Dear Users closes its gates. After 11 years I would like to realize other projects, go on journeys and finally enjoy life to the fullest. There were 11 wonderful years with you. will continue to exist as a picture book for at least the next few years. But every farewell can also be a new beginning. Now it is final. I wish you a good time. I would like to thank the readership and your honest enthusiasm with great gratitude. Thank you for spoiling you for 11 years.

Chess and goodbye.

Marcel Krebs

Anyone who wants to stay in touch with me and Sämi can do so through my personal blog.




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© Yann Riou I Spindrift racing Drone shooting at Cape Horn.

Spindrift 2 crossed the longitude of Cape Horn on Tuesday, December 22 at 08:09 GMT, with a nice westerly breeze of 20 knots after 30 days 04 hours and 07 minutes at sea since leaving Ushant: that equals an improvement of 18 hours 11 minutes on the record time set by Banque Populaire V. Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their 12 teammates will now head back up the Atlantic for one last 7000-mile dash.

In the final analysis the Pacific has been too...pacific. Because even though Spindrift 2 has been faster than the holder of the Jules Verne Trophy across the largest ocean on the planet (9d 23h 30’ against 10d 15h 07’ for Banque Populaire V), the weather conditions were not as high as the hopes of the crew: the light weather off New Zealand, a low-wind transition zone in the middle of the ocean and short, choppy swell and waves in the approach to Drake Passage. Thus, Orange II keeps the WSSRC Pacific Ocean record it set in 2005: 8d 18h 08’.

More than half a day ahead

With a long swell from the west, Spindrift 2 rounded the legendary Cape Horn in the small hours of the morning (local time) under a few rays of sunshine piercing the clouds caught on the steep slopes of Tierra del Fuego. The black and gold trimaran thus took just over 30 days since leaving Ushant to cross the Drake Passage (30d 04h 07’).

Spindrift 2 has garnered a lead of more than half a day over the holder of the Jules Verne Trophy and can consider the climb back up the Atlantic with a degree of calm. Although sailing conditions off the coast of Tierra del Fuego are a bit unusual, with an area of light winds between Staten Island and the Falkland Islands. Therefore, a somewhat tricky phase is expected until tomorrow, Wednesday, before hooking onto a new Southern depression that will cross the south of Argentina in order to re-join the disrupted flow from the west of the Atlantic.

Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard, and their 12 teammates will enjoy a deserved break after nearly three weeks in the South Seas. Time to do a complete check-up of the black and gold trimaran, air and dry the entire interior, and even prepare a special meal for this holiday season. But there can be no dawdling on the road because the holder of the Jules Verne Trophy set the fastest time on the section of the course between Cape Horn and the Equator (7d 04h 27’). So, it is anticipated that, in the coming days, Spindrift 2 will lose some of the 530-mile lead it holds at the passage of Tierra del Fuego.

Dona Bertarelli, just before rounding Cape Horn:

“At the start of the Jules Verne Trophy, we set a goal to get to Cape Horn in record time; at best with a two-day lead and at worst a day behind. In the end, we’ll have a good half-day lead. Therefore, nothing is decided because Loïck Peyron and his men were like lightning back up the Atlantic. Not unbeatable, but very fast. Since the Equator, where we set a new record, Spindrift 2 has not stopped having trouble with weather systems. First in the Indian Ocean and then in the Pacific: the lead we had acquired melted like snow in the sun in front of ridges of high pressure, troughs and other phenomena regularly blocking the road. I hope that Aeolus (the Greek god of winds) has finished trying to get us with his traps. But I know very well that it’s still a long road ahead. There’ll be more traps, and we’re not going to be able to relax or lose focus at all.”

Ushant 22.11.15 At 04'01'58''
DAY 1 23.11.15 727.9 nm 29.4 kts 26.96 nm
DAY 2 24.11.15 639.5 nm 26.6 kts 15.17 nm
DAY 3 25.11.15 736.5 nm 30.7 kts 273.59 nm
DAY 4 26.11.15 726.0 nm 30.2 kts 346.13 nm
Equator 27.11.15 456,3 nm 19 kts 300.68 nm
DAY 6 28.11.15 601.1 nm 25 kts 357.38 nm
DAY 7 29.11.15 304.5 nm 12.7 kts 133.39 nm
DAY 8 30.11.15 525.70 nm 21.9 kts 98.4 nm
DAY 9 01.12.15 572.9 nm 23.9 kts 55.01 nm
DAY 10 02.12.15 794.9 nm 33,1 kts 5.6 nm
DAY 11 03.12.15 813.1 nm 33.9 kts 14.18 nm
Agulhas 04.12.15 767,5 nm 32.0 kts 98.65 nm
DAY 13 05.12.15 692.2 nm 28.8 kts 191.34 nm
DAY 14 06.12.15 402.6 nm 16.8 kts - 203.88 nm
DAY 15 07.12.15 686.8 nm 28.6 kts - 331.51 nm
DAY 16 08.12.15 539.8 nm 22.5 kts - 269.89 nm
DAY 17 09.12.15 593.1 nm 24.7 kts -188.49 nm
Leeuwin 10.12.15 527.5 nm 22.0 kts - 113.24 nm
DAY 19 11.12.15 705.7 nm 29.4 kts 70.12 nm
Tasmania 12.12.15 704.8 nm 29.4 kts - 2.61 nm
DAY 21 13.12.15 703.3 nm 29.3 kts - 81.61 nm
DAY 22 14.12.15 555.1 nm 23.1 kts - 138.34 nm
DAY 23 15.12.15 608.6 nm 25.4 kts - 246.33 nm
DAY 24 16.12.15 682.9 nm 28.5 kts - 283.8 nm
DAY 25 17.12.15 477.5 nm 19.9 kts - 3.99 nm
DAY 26 18.12.15 286.8 nm 12.0 kts - 93.8 nm
DAY 27 19.12.15 222.1 nm 9.3 kts - 470.23 nm
DAY 28 20.12.15 678.8 nm 28.3 kts - 186.76 nm
DAY 29 21.12.15 750.8 nm 31.3 kts 344.99 nm
Cape Horn 22.12.15 616.5 nm 25.7 kts 517.81 nm
Cape horners on board

Sébastien Audigane : 5th passage
Thierry Duprey Du Vorsent : 4th passage
Loïc Le Mignon : 3rd passage
Xavier Revil : 2nd passage
Yann Riou : 2nd passage

Dona Bertarelli : 1st passage
Yann Guichard : 1st passage
Antoine Carraz : 1st passage
Christophe Espagnon : 1st passage
Jacques Guichard : 1st passage
Erwan Israël : 1st passage
Sébastien Marsset : 1st passage
Francois Morvan : 1st passage
Thomas Rouxel : 1st passage
Times of Spindrift 2, Yann Guichard:

Start, Ushant: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 04:01:58secs UTC

Passage to the longitude of Cape of Good Hope: Friday, December 4, 02:06 GMT
Ushant – Cape of Good Hope: 11 days 22 hours 04 minutes
Delta with Banque Populaire V: more 16 minutes 14 seconds

Passage to the longitude of Cape Agulhas: Friday, December 4, 04:04 GMT
Ushant – Cape Agulhas: 12 days 00 hours 02 minutes
Delta with Banque Populaire V (WSSRC Record): more 12 minutes 44 seconds

Passage to the Cape Leeuwin (115° 08’ E): Thursday, December 10, 15:27:15 GMT
Ouessant - Cap Leeuwin: 18 days 11 hours 25 minutes 17 seconds
Delta with Banque Populaire V: more 11h 25' 17''
12 295 miles travelled at an average of 27.73 knots

Passage to the longitude of South Cape of Tasmania: Saturday, December 12, 8h39 GMT
Ouessant - Tasmania: 20 days 04 hours 37 minutes
Cape Agulhas - Tasmania : 8 days 04 hours 35’
Delta with Banque Populaire V: less 2 hours 34 minutes

Passage to Cape Horn: Tuesday, December 22, 08h09 GMT
Ouessant - Cape Horn: 30 days 04 hours 07 minutes
Delta avec Banque Populaire V: less 18 hours 11 minutes
19 635 miles travelled at an average of 27.11 knots


Start and finish: a line between Créac’h lighthouse (Ushant island) and Lizard Point (England)
Course: non-stop around-the-world tour travelling without outside assistance via the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn)
Minimum distance: 21,600 nautical miles (40,000 kilometers)
Ratification: World Sailing Speed Record Council,
Time to beat: 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds
Average speed: 19.75 knots
Date of current record: January 2012
Holder: Banque Populaire V, Loïck Peyron and a 13-man crew

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