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22 February 2004, 10:34 am
The Repair Race Is On
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Jules Verne Trophy

Geronimo arrived at home in Brest , at 16:30 (French Time) on Friday afternoon, 7 days after the Skipper's decision to restart his attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy.
As soon as she was secure alongside, the gennakers that caused the trimaran's U-turn will have been taken off immediately and transported to the Incidences sail loft in Brest for modification.

The sail makers have put every measure in place to ensure that the necessary changes can be made in the minimum possible time so that the Cap Gemini Schneider Electric team can set sail again as soon as a favourable weather window presents itself.

Meanwhile, the other Jules Verne attempt by the new giant catamaran Orange II arrived back in Lorient in Brittany, after her starboard crash-box failed just 24 hours after setting off from the official start line.

After arriving in Lorient at 0830 this morning, the mast is being lifted off the boat and the crash-box will be repaired. The repair is forecast to take a couple of days, allowing Orange II to return to an active mode in looking for the right weather to set off again.
Geronimo Media (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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