The MOD 70 fleet completed ocean crossings between New York and Brest (Brittany, France) with a total of 2950 miles in less than five days at the premiere of the Krys Ocean Race.
More than three years is what it took to plan, manage and make the important financial investment needed to successfully perform this race that consists of five identical trimarans .
The fleet, consisting of 30 sailors, started last July 7th from the feet of the Statue of Liberty in Manhattan with a light wind, but in no time were thrown his way across the Atlantic because of the low pressure system.
The triumph of the race was for the Spindrift Racing crew that had the French sailor Yann Guichard. Took them 4 days, 21 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds after setting sail from Manhattan with an average of 28.04 knots.
The leadership race was constantly changing during the first 24 hours of competition but the first night the Race for Water, which had co-founded MOD 70 class Esteve Ravussin, collided with a submerged container and after suffering heavy damage the team ended up in fifth place.
The premiere of the Krys Ocean Race has been perfect and can be summarized in a simple competition, rapid and direct where time has been a great ally. Furthermore, the arrival of the fleet at the port of Brest coincided with the great sailor festival in the region known as Les Tonerres of Brest which attracts many visitors and boats ranging from warships to old schooners and handmade boats.
The fleet will face each other again in the 2012 European Tour MOD70 which will start in Kiel (Germany) on Sunday September 2nd.
- Spindrift Racing
- Edmond De Rothschild
- Musandam-Oman Sail
- Race for Water