40 knots towards 40 days

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the two skippers and their men made the start zone offshore of the island of Ushant at good speed. After a few last manœuvres, they finally set off at 03:26 hours on the dot in 18 knots of NW’ly wind and three-metre waves for the Jules Verne Trophy. Under J3 and full mainsail, they crossed the line, or rather they took off on the hunt for the record… at 40 knots!

They set sail around thirty minutes behind Sodebo Ultim 3. More here.