[Source: Spindrift racing] Yann Guichard and the 5 men aboard Spindrift racing, Pascal Bidégorry, Léo Lucet, Jean-Baptiste Levaillant, Jacques Guichard and Kévin Escoffier have just won the Krys Ocean Race, first transatlantic race between New York and Brest (France) opened to 70 feet One Design Multihulls (MOD70 Class).
Spindrift racing crossed the finish line today Thursday July 12th at 14:00 hours, 08 minutes and 37 seconds, French local time.
They covered the 2 950 miles theorical course in 4 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds, averaging 25.3 knots. Their actual course was 3 284 miles long, at 28.04 knots.
Spindrift racing, after a difficult start within New York bay, quickly took the lead during last Sunday night. They have since kept a steady pace over 30 knots, increasing their lead up to a 70 miles margin to runner up Sébastien Josse (Groupe Edmond de Rothschird), and Michel Desjoyeaux (Foncia).