Having covered over 4,000 miles since the Cap Gemini Ernst & Young – Schneider Electric team started their Trophée Jules Verne record attempt, Geronimo is back up to speed in the South Atlantic.
“We’ve certainly picked up the south-east trades,” said Olivier de Kersauson. “It’s quite a change since before we crossed the equator, when it took us 24 hours to cover just 80 miles. Now though, the wind is consistent and it’s freshening gradually, so Geronimo is on her way again. In the words of an old Breton saying – a bad equator is not the end of the world.”
Having picked up speed again, the team is looking ahead to determine the best route to the Cape of Good Hope, the next major way point on the round the world route. For the moment, they’re heading due south and have a lot of fun to look forward to. Jules Verne Trophy:
Jules Verne Trophy:LatitudeLongitudeMiles/24HAverage Speed (last 24 hours)Day 1003,34S25,29W268,1811,18