Geronimo is ready for the race track but needs a favourable weather window

Having had her sails repaired and modified, Geronimo the Cap Gemini and Schneider Electric trimaran, is 100 per cent ready for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Challenge.

The boat, which is currently moored in Brest, has been fully checked, with detailed inspections of the rigging, structure and hulls. All of which have revealed no significant problem and the entire trimaran has now been declared fit for racing.

The weather situation today still looks favourable for a start sometime between now and Thursday and has not changed significantly in the last 24 hours.

According to weather news on Geronimo’s website today, the anticyclone centred off Ireland is fairly stable at 1036 hectopascals, compared with 1037 yesterday, and is moving slowly south-west as forecast. The virtually stationary depression off Portugal is deepening slightly and could reach 1000 hectopascals by Wednesday midday. The 975 hpa low pressure system 100 miles off Norway is moving slowly towards the coast and broadening slightly to the south.