THE CAMPAIGN
SPINDRIFT RACING

SPINDRIFT 2
THE BOAT

In 2013, when the stable acquired the largest racing multihull in the world, holder of the Jules Verne Trophy record, they were convinced that they could knock off even more time and that this high-performance prototype’s potential could be exploited through some modifications. With a new mast, new sails, a more lightweight deck, and optimised electrical, hydraulic and electronic systems, Spindrift 2 was now ready for its new crew.

THE COCKPIT
The 2.5 kilometres of ropes and lines on the Spindrift 2 are all controlled from the cockpit. The three coffee grinders require the efforts of six crewmembers who use, as required, seven winches to hoist or lower the sails, centreboard and foils as well as tilt the mast. The two ship’s wheels steer the boat.
THE MAST
The new 42-metre mast took a year and a half to design and construct. The mast is one tonne lighter than the original, which represents a 25% decrease in total weight. This impressive reduction was achieved by the 20-strong team involved in this Spindrift racing-led project. The mast, which can be tilted laterally for increased power, is mounted on a ball joint that can support an 80-tonne load.
THE SAILS
Downwind, Spindrift 2 can carry up to 1,230 square metres of sails: The Mainsail
THE MAIN HULL
The 14 crewmembers essentially occupy the main hull from the stern up to roughly the base of the mast (the bow is empty). There are two chart tables (for the navigator & media representative), navigational displays, a battery bank, generator, galley, provisions for 45 days, nine berths, a locker for offshore clothing, as well as safety, maintenance and repair equipment. The crew carries no freshwater since they will have a seawater desalinator.
THE FOIL
Like the wing of an aircraft, the foil allows the boat to prise itself up out of the water and accelerate.
AT THE BOW
All the sails are on the deck (no sail locker). They are lowered onto the trampoline and moved from one side of the boat to the other depending on the boat’s point of sail, or on standby on furlers (3 furlers).
ROPES AND LINES
2.5 kilometres of ropes and lines run along the deck to hold and adjust the sails.
THE AERODYNAMIC TARPAULINS
Like the wing of an aircraft, the lightweight, sturdy “Cuben” fibre tarpaulins optimise wind flow over the deck in order to decrease drag and accelerate.

SPINDRIFT 2
CREW

Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard have selected the twelve men who will join them on their journey through the world’s most hostile oceans. Most are multihull experts; some have an Olympic background; others, experience in offshore challenges; but all are familiar with the trimaran and share the team’s values and mindset.

MEET ALL THE CREW
Dona Bertarelli
01/15
First Jules Verne Trophy attempt
POST
HELMSMAN
D.O.B
03/05/1968
Rome
01/15
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LIFE ABOARD
A TRIMARAN

Sleeping, eating, washing — not to mention successfully communicating despite the rocking of the boat or hostile elements, or wearing the right clothing for the tropics or for searing temperatures of over 40°C — each crewmember of the Spindrift 2 provides you with a glimpse into their daily life as an extreme sailing professional.

TOUR
SPINDRIFT 2

Tour the Spindrift 2 trimaran in its Jules Verne Trophy configuration. Explore the work and living spaces of the 14 sailors leaving for approximately 40 days of complete autonomy as they sail around the world.

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