Jules Verne: Clock ticking on trade winds

(December 2; Day 8) – Having started a week ago now, Sodebo Ultim 3, which has already covered 3,700 miles, continues its descent of the South Atlantic along the Brazilian coast in pursuit of the Jules Verne Trophy (40:23:30:30).

With good averages again (28 knots in the last 24 hours), this allowed the crew led by Thomas Coville to increase their lead to 167.5 nm (as of 20:45 UTC) on holder Idec Sport’s pace. Sodebo Ultim 3 sailed today in a rather pleasant south-easterly trade wind regime, as Sam Goodchild, one of the eight teammates of the Ultim, explains:

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