Their wishes could well be granted and their patience rewarded by the end of the week. Since Monday, the Gitana Team’s weather cell comprising Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and their router Marcel van Triest, have been observing two major trends some 48 hours apart. Following the honing of the forecasts, it’s the second option which has been retained, namely a departure offshore of Ushant on Friday or Saturday at the latest. Discover the explanations voiced by the skippers of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and two of the crew, Morgan Lagravière and Erwan Israël, who will be accompanying them on the bid for the outright round the world record under sail.
Lining up for a fresh departure
Things are taking shape… at last! After over two months on standby and an initial attempt interrupted as a result of technical issues in late November, the sailors aboard the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild make no secret of how keen they are to pull on their boots and foulies and set about securing the Jules Verne Trophy.
In Lorient, the shore team is busying itself with the final details and everything is in position so that the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild can set sail on the Jules Verne Trophy in 48 hours’ time