23 Aug '14, 9am

Spindrift racing: setting the course for new projects - Zenith

Spindrift racing: setting the course for new projects - Zenith

Maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 bearing Zenith colors remained on stand-by in Newport from the beginning of summer, awaiting a weather window suitable for attempting a speed record-breaking crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Following its impressive victory at the Mirabaud Bol d’Or on June 14th, the Spindrift racing crew switched both projects and craft, instead targeting the North Atlantic Record by team aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2. The time to beat: 3 days, 15 hours and 25 minutes at an average of 32. 94 knots, or more than 61 km/h. However, a number of pitfalls occurred on the sailors’ route. At the beginning of summer, drifting ice resulting from a particularly harsh winter presented a very real danger.

Full article: http://www.zenith-watches.com/en_en/news/spindrift-racing...

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