© Yann Riou I Spindrift racing
With a day and a half to go, Spindrift 2 is heading into the storm. It was inevitable that they would have to pass through this cold front that has come from the US coast, and the sailors have done everything to approach it as sensibly as possible. At 13:00 GMT, the maxi-trimaran gybed in advance of a difficult night, before starting a lively climb towards the tip of Brittany, where it should arrive on Friday, January 8. One large reassuring element is that the forecasts suggest a return to calmer conditions, which will allow the 14 sailors to get back to Ushant on a more settled sea.
Day 46 – 16h00 GMT
1,015 nm behind the current record holder
Distance covered from the start: 27,584 nm
Average speed over 24 hours: 30 knots
Distance over 24 hours: 720 nm
C YANN RIOU