Offshore

Icebergs and 45 knots boat speed

IDEC Sport crossed the finishing line off Ushant at 1650 UTC today, Friday 8 January, Francis Joyon and his crew of five having taken 47 days 14 hours and 47 minutes to complete their attempt on th

Two days shy

The world's largest trimaran, the 40m Spindrift 2, skippered by Yann Guichard, has completed its first Jules Verne Trophy attempt, recording the second fastest time sailing non-stop aroun

Home straight

Spindrift 2 and IDEC Sport are now on the home straight to the Lizard-Ouessant finish line of their Jules Verne Trophy attempts that both began on Sunday 22 November.

ETA...tomorrow

While the opportunity to break Banque Populaire V's record for the Jules Verne Trophy passed yesterday afternoon for Spindrift 2 and IDEC Sport, both boats look set

Enright and Towill return to Volvo Ocean Race

Following their Team Alvimedica campaign in the last Volvo Ocean Race, Charlie Enright and Mark Towill have formed a new racing team, 55 South.

Risk versus reward

Both Spindrift 2 and IDEC Sport have now made their turns northeast and are generally - with the exception of the odd hitch north to get into better pressure - are pointing t

A day short

As the image above indicates, the present weather scenario was the final nail in the coffin of the present two attempts by Spindrift 2 and IDEC Sport on Banque Populaire

Spindrift 2 throws in the towel

Still situated 2,600 miles from the finish line off Ushant as they start their 43rd day at sea, Spindrift 2 may now only be 266 miles off Banque Populaire V's pace, but will no longer be a

Northwest express trains

At present we are into one of those annoying parts of ocean racing where the numbers paint a misleading picture of what is actually going on on the water.

Stopping the rot...temporarily

The last 24 hours has seen a small amount of joy for the crews of Spindrift 2 and IDEC Sport in their respective quests to break Banque Populaire V's time for the Ju

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