Sailing News

Trophée Jules Verne – Gitana started early this morning UTC

Shortly after midnight at 0.30h UTC, the Maxi-Trimaran Gitana of Charles Caudrelier FRA and Franck Cammas FRA with their 6-men-crew crossed the virtual starting line between Ouessant and the Lizard Lighthouse to attack the Trophée Jules Verne Round-the-World Record. The time to beat, established by Francis Joyon FRA in 2017, is 40 days 23 hours. —– Fast out of the blocks, Gitana was already 73nm ahead of the record this morning UTC. —– The race tracker and the report about the start.