Switch to code yellow for Sails of Change

© Chris Schmid

Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and all the team of the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change announced a switch to code yellow this morning within the scope of their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt.

Indeed, a potential weather window looks likely to open in the South Atlantic. If this window is confirmed, it would enable a good arrival time at the Cape of Good Hope.

In this case, the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change could cross the start line off the island of Ushant between Wednesday and Thursday.

Given the NW’ly winds and heavy seas forecast, the team is planning to deliver the boat to Brest on Tuesday morning and tie up to the dock outside the harbour town through until the start.

Confirmation of the delivery trip will be given this evening upon receipt and analysis of the latest weather files.

2021 crew on the maxi-trimaran Sails of Change:

Yann Guichard – Skipper
Dona Bertarelli – On-board reporter 
Benjamin Schwartz – Navigator
Jacques Guichard– Watch leader
Xavier Revil– Watch leader
Duncan Späth – Helm / Trimmer
Gregory Gendron – Helm / Trimmer
Julien Villion – Helm / Trimmer
Thierry Chabagny – Helm / Trimmer
Jackson Bouttell – Bowman
Yann Jauvin – Bowman

Jean-Yves Bernot – Onshore router

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