Code Yellow (Again) For Cheyenne
Jules Verne Trophy
Following an excellent weekend of overnight testing and sail training in which Cheyenne's crew put the 125' maxi-cat through all her paces, the team arrived back at dock at Plymouth Yacht Haven Sunday afternoon.
The arrived to find that the weather prognosis has now improved, and a possible RTW start as early as Saturday 24 January is on the cards.
Watch Captain David Scully:
"Fantastic sail. Wind strengths from flat to 40 knots made it a great weekend for practicing catamaran manoeuvres. Every sail in the inventory got an airing, and although temps were low, spirits were high. It was a pleasure to see this expert crew mesh, and confront the challenges that sailing this monster machine poses. No breakages, and no accidents, and a relatively short list of tweaks, which is good, as we hope to be leaving on the record next weekend."
Skipper Steve Fossett:
"With the passage of a Cold Front, High Pressure will build this weekend. That will give us the Northwest winds we want to launch our Round the World record attempt. If the start proves to be Saturday instead of Sunday, we would leave the dock in Plymouth late on Friday afternoon to allow time for a leisurely overnight sail to the start line off of Ouessant Island, France."