Second attempt for Orange

Bruno Peyron's maxi-catamaran sets sail on Jules Verne attempt this morning

Saturday March 2nd 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: Transoceanic
After leaving the Multiplast boat yard in Vannes yesterday evening at 1800, Bruno Peyron's maxi-catamaran Orange crossed the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy this morning at 08:36:21 to embark on her second attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy, for sailing non-stop around the world as fast as possible.

Following their losing the top of the rig within 30 minutes of starting on their first attempt on 12 February, Peyron's team were taking no chances and crossed the line under three reefs and staysail.

Yesterday Bruno Peyron commented on the rudder problems that have caused Olivier de Kersauson to turn Geronimo round and head back to Brest. "We're sad because, obviously, they're our travel companions in this Jules Verne. The duel was not the most important part of the story. The most important remains this attempt to conquest by both teams. But despite all, it leaves rather a bitter taste. We were sharing the same great story."

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