On their sprint south, team Geronimo are currently recording speeds of 25kts and it's going to get more exciting soon
On their sprint south, team Geronimo are currently recording speeds of 25kts and it’s going to get more exciting soon
The team aboard Geronimo, Olivier de Kersauson’s 110ft trimaran, reported a position of 43°46S, 07°25W this morning, on their 16th day in pursuit of the Jules Verne Trophy. They are currently clocking speeds of over 25kts and are on an east-south-easterly heading of 112°.
In an effort to avoid entering the waters of the Antarctic Convergence, de Kersauson and team have decided not to go too far south. They are also keen not to venture too far north to avoid the effects of a cyclone which is now moving towards the Indian Ocean.
Yesterday the team made the most of the superb conditions and carried out a few running repairs including maintenance to the sails, mast and deck fittings. Speaking about yesterday’s activities, de Kersauson said: “There were guys everywhere, two in the mast, six on deck and the rest below – a real DIY makeover! We also lowered the mainsail to do some work on the head of the sail. It was on the deck for 27 minutes – we timed it – and the whole operation cost us only one mile on the GPS. This crew is just the best – absolutely impeccable. It’s a real pleasure to sail with these blokes – fantastic!”