JULIO VERNE TROPHY
GOOD HOPE, A FIRST STEP FORWARD!
After 12 days 2 hours and 5 minutes at sea, Sodebo Ultim 3 crossed the length of the Cape of Good Hope this Monday, December 7 at 5 a.m. (French time). It is the first of the 3 legendary capes to cross in this attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy.
Since leaving Ouessant on November 25 at 2:55 am, Thomas Coville and his seven crew have traveled 8,154 miles (15,101 km), at an average of 28 knots.
In the last 48 hours they have lengthened their stride with average speeds close to 70 km / h, which has allowed them to further extend their lead on the Idec Sport scoreboard.
As they passed the Cape of Good Hope, they had a 17 hour and 35 minute margin over the Jules Verne Trophy holder.
From November 30, it will have taken 6 days 16 hours 15 minutes to travel the South Atlantic between Ecuador and Cape South Africa (Idec Sport time 7d 00h 30min).
Now in the Indian Ocean (at the Cap des Aiguilles crossed at 6:40 am (French time) after 12 days 3 hours and 45 minutes), Sodebo Ultim 3 is now heading towards the Kerguelen archipelago.
To win the Jules Verne Trophy, celebrated since January 26, 2017 by Idec Sport in 40 days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds, Thomas Coville, François Duguet, Sam Goodchild, Corentin Horeau, Martin Keruzoré, François Morvan, Thomas Rouxel and Matthieu Vandame must cut the line in Ouessant before Tuesday, January 5 at 2:25 AM (French time, subject to validation by the WSSRC).