1h49m15s Thursday, June 20
It was the first offshore journey for this boat. And the test run was quite successful! Tanguy Bouroullec and Rémi Aubrun finished in a fine third place.
We remember that just before England the 969 stopped for a while before setting off again at a good speed. It was at this point that the crew lost the use of the starboard rudder. The leeward rudder for the long tack to Ireland, which made the situation complicated.
“In the English Channel, we wanted to not exceed 17 knots to finish the race. When there is no wind, the foils transform the boat into a flying carpet, it’s quite crazy! “says Tanguy. While Rémi says in a smile: “This is the beginning of a legendary boat”.