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The Gitana Team interrupts its Jules Verne Trophy attempt
After three days at sea on their first round the world record attempt, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, in agreement with Cyril Dardashti, the director of the five-arrow racing stable, have this evening taken the decision to interrupt their record bid and return to their port of registry. This announcement comes as a result of damage that occurred when the boat collided with a UFO* yesterday, rendering it impossible for the crew to sail the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild at her full potential. Currently situated to the north of the Cape Verde archipelago, the sailors that make up Gitana Team are positioned some 1,900 miles from Lorient. Gitana 17 is now pointing her bows towards this destination.
27 novembre 2020
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Jules Verne Trophy attempt interrupted
Franck Cammas gives us the reasons of this interruption of the record attempt.
28 novembre 2020
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Gitana Team’s Maxi-soundbites from the ocean, Season 1 - Episode #1
Batten down the hatches, pin back your ears, and above all buckle up before you allow yourself to be carried away by the force of the ocean, the howling wind and the power of the elements aboard the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. Tuned into the noise, Yann Riou, the on-board media man, aims the mike at the partners joining him in this extreme sailing synonymous with the Jules Verne Trophy. It’s a wonderful invitation to an audio journey sharing the extraordinary daily life of these six crewmen engaged in the quest for the speed record around the seas of the globe.
27 novembre 2020
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Quick, very quick!
Whilst the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild gets its bearings at 35 knots in heavy seas and a good NNE’ly breeze, Yann Riou immerses us in the first few hours of the Jules Verne Trophy.
27 novembre 2020
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Settling into life in the fast track!
Since Tuesday evening, at 20:37 UTC on the dot, and their departure from the dock in Lorient to make for the start line off the north-west tip of Brittany, the pace has continued to pick up for the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. At 02:26 UTC, on Wednesday 25 November, on a pitch-black autumn night on the back of a rainy front, the 32-metres giant crossed the virtual line stretching between Ushant and Lizard Point, the southernmost tip of England, thus triggering the stopwatch for its first Jules Verne Trophy attempt. Since that time, Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and their four crew have already covered over 1000 miles in relation to the goal. This morning, they passed the latitude of the Azores and will this evening pass that of Madeira… The pace is quick, very quick, but of course that is the aim of a speed record. At the 14:30 UTC position report, the crew boasted a lead of 71.6 miles in relation to the record held by Francis Joyon and Idec Sport.
26 novembre 2020
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Descent of the Atlantic
The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is now taking on the Jules Verne Trophy, discover the photos of this first part of the course sent by Yann Riou - media man onboard.
25 novembre 2020
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The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets sail on the Jules Verne Trophy
Leaving Lorient shortly after 21:30 hours local time on Tuesday 24 November, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild launched onto an express delivery trip up to Ushant and the start line for their first Jules Verne Trophy attempt. Four hours later, the latest addition to the Gitana fleet was awaiting a front to roll through to set sail on the theoretical 21,760 nautical miles that make up this long, looped circuit around the planet. At 03:26 hours, the Cammas-Caudrelier pairing and their four crew finally set the stopwatch going and quickly left the north-west tip of Brittany in their wake. With a time to beat of 40 days 23 hours and 30 minutes, held by Francis Joyon and Idec Sport, the sailors in Gitana Team will have to be back offshore of Brest again before 5 January 2021 at 02:55 hours if they are to stand a chance of becoming the 10th crew in history to secure the prestigious round the world sailing record.
25 novembre 2020
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The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets sail on the Jules Verne Trophy
"Ok great, can you tell me where you came from and where you are going? So we’re coming from Lorient, and our destination well… coming back to Brest in less than 40 days. We’re doing the Jules Verne Trophy. Ok thank you for the info, have a safe trip."
25 novembre 2020
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The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is making for the start line
24 novembre 2020
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The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in flight: puissance and stability
23 septembre 2020
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Jules Verne's crew
23 septembre 2020
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