This Tuesday 11 November, on crossing the finish line at 03 hours 47 minutes and 09 seconds (GMT) offshore of Pointe de la Verdure in Gosier, the skipper of the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild has secured 3rd place in this 2014 edition. In so doing, he completes a most prestigious and eclectic podium. Indeed, he joins Loïck Peyron and his 31.50-metre trimaran (Banque Populaire VII), who added his name to the list of event winners yesterday, and Yann Guichard on his 40-metre multihull (Spindrift 2), who secured 2nd place.
The trimaran fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild took 8 days, 14 hours, 47 minutes and 9 seconds to cover the theoretical 3,540 nautical miles separating Pointe-à-Pitre from the corsair city. In terms of actual distance over the ground, the sailor-boat pairing devoured nearly 4,403 miles, which equates to an average speed of 21.29 knots. Sébastien Josse finished 23 hours 38 minutes and 37 seconds behind the winner. An incredible performance for the skipper of the smallest boat of the Ultime category and it is worth pointing out here that it is his first solo transatlantic aboard a multihull.