Mediterranean Crossing Start Postponed
The strength of the wind in Marseilles is stronger than forecast and the maxicatamaran Orange II, which is on stand-by in the Old Harbour for an attempt at the Mediterranean crossing record, will not be able to set sail until early tomorrow morning.
Contacted by phone this afternoon, her skipper explained the reasons for this delay. Bruno Peyron: "The strong mistral wind and the heavy swell mean that it would be dangerous to try to leave from the Old Harbour this evening. We have taken the decision to stay in port tonight and to set out tomorrow at around 6 a.m. to be able to cross the starting line some time between 7 and 8 o'clock".
The record to beat: Steve Fossett (PlayStation) 18 hours, 46 minutes and 48 seconds (24 May 2002)
Orange Crew :
Bruno Peyron, skipper
Yves Le Blévec
Tanguy de lamotte
Arnaud De Bélinay (cameraman)