Simply over six days since ranging from Brest, the main solo skippers within the Arkea Ultim Problem have crossed the Equator
Not up to per week after atmosphere out from the beginning in Brest, the main Ultim trimarans within the Arkea Ultim Problem have crossed the Equator.
First to go into the Southern Hemisphere used to be Tom Laperche on SVR Lazartigue, who crossed at round 1843 (CET) this night time, with Charles Caudrelier on Maxi Edmond de Rothschild round 1.5 hours at the back of.
The blistering tempo set by means of the 100ft foiling trimarans has noticed the main Ultims duvet the North Atlantic, from northern France to the Equator, in six and a part days.
For context, on his 2017 document breaking solo circumnavigation Francois Gabart’s took 5d and 20h to get to the Equator, whilst the quickest solo time used to be all the way through Thomas Coville’s earlier document, in 5d 17h 11m. The quickest ever is is that of the crewed Spindrift 2 workforce, who sailed from Brest to Latitude 0 in simply 4d 20h at first of a Jules Verne Trophy strive.
Alternatively, all of the ones document makes an attempt had been sparsely timed to leave on the absolute optimal second for a quick Atlantic passage, whilst the Arkea Ultim Problem fleet set out on a predetermined race get started day.