France / La Trinité-sur-mer – Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard are once more set to take on the Jules Verne Trophy, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew in a time of 40d 23h 30′ 30″.
Remodelled for improved performance over the course of last winter, Sails of Change – ex-Spindrift 2 – maxi-trimaran will be sailed by an 11-strong crew.
This will be Yann Guichard’s fourth attempt as skipper on this round the world passage under sail, and he is taking on two challenges as he aims to both secure the Jules Verne Trophy and produce all their energy requirements self-sufficiently. Indeed, for the very first time, the whole journey will be undertaken with no auxiliary engine.
report HD 4K ©SpindriftRacing – November 24, 2021