Just 60 hours after crossing the start line, Geronimo, the world's largest maxi tri, has reached Las Palmas and is setting a blistering pace without being driven hard

A little under 60 hours after crossing the start line, Geronimo had reached Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. This express trip to the equator has delighted the crew of the giant 110-foot trimaran. “It’s been a fantastic trip so far, with winds between 30 and 37 knots. Geronimo has been making between 23 and 27 knots without us having to drive her hard at all,” said Olivier de Kersauson in his latest radio transmission. “We’re going to wait until tomorrow before putting on any more sail. After three days, the crew will be completely organised and able to give their maximum performance. There’s no point in piling on the stress too quickly, because they have to find their own feet.

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