Geronimo crossed the finish line this morning after 68 days at sea
Olivier de Kersauson and crew aboard Geronimo finally crossed the finish line at Ushant at 04.58.11 GMT today (05.58 French time) after 68 days, 1 hour, 58 minutes and 2 seconds at sea.
In a conversation after crossing the finish line, De Kersauson said: “Our work is done. We’re all very keen to get home, but there is a certain regret about leaving a life we are so passionate about. A round-the-world voyage is completely absorbing and occupies every moment of your time. Nevertheless, we are happy to be reunited with our partners, friends, families and all those we love, and to have completed this Jules Verne Trophy attempt, which was lost once we passed the Azores. We’ve had a very strange Jules Verne Trophy voyage and I wouldn’t wish the conditions we’ve seen on anyone. It’s wearing, it’s sad and it creates a dispiriting feeling of powerlessness.”