With a race time of 14 days 4 hours and 50 minutes, Gitana 11 flew a hull, crossing the finishing line in style at more than 20 knots !
Thierry Duprey du Vorsent and Erwan Le Roux are expected to arrive in Salvador de Bahia on Wednesday.
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild
"Bravo to the winners and congratulations to Lionel Lemonchois. All of the crews who finish this race on these ecological Formula 1 60-foot racing multihulls realise an incredible performance. You have to be crazy to race such powerful machines in such rude conditions with just two on board. I am proud that both Gitanas will go down in the race's history as having completed the course. Congratulations to Yann Guichard and Frédéric Le Peutrec. I cannot encourage Erwan le Roux and Thierry Duprey du Vorsent enough for finishing their first transatlantic race. One final word of thanks to the Gitana Team shore crew.”
Press Release to follow...
In the world of sailing, the name Gitana is synonymous with the French-Swiss branch of the Rothschild, and conjures up a style of living going back more than 100 years, comprised of passion, team spirit and the quest for excellence. Under the aegis of the Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, the story of the Gitana boats turned to multihulls in 2000 when Gitana IX was entered in the Transat Québec /Saint-Malo yacht race. For the second year running, the Baron is active on the ORMA Championship circuit with two trimarans, Gitana X and Gitana 11. Gitana X is devoted to training young talent and Gitana 11 aims to shine at the highest level. Tradition, innovation and transmission…
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