The ten man French crew landed in San Diego in good spirits after an enjoyable trip with the boat performing well. The boat will now undergo major preparations to ensure she is in optimum racing configuration for the upcoming Transpacific, Los Angeles to Hawaii record attempt, currently held by Bruno PEYRON (FRA) at 5 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes and 26 seconds. 'We had a fairly fast run until Hawaii then the breeze didn't turn with us so Hawaii to San Diego has been a little choppy and cold,' commented one of Geronimo's men this morning.
'I first came to San Diego 35 years ago with Pen Duick IV with Eric TABARLY and when we arrived we were very hungry, we had no food for one week before we arrived, so when the customs said to destroy all food they were shocked and took us to the closest hamburger restaurant to eat and we couldn't eat everything in front of us. I was also in San Diego for the America's Cups as a journalist and photographer. This is the first time we have arrived in a port in daylight and even then we have a lot of fog,' commented skipper Olivier DE KERSAUSON (FRA) dockside in San Diego.
Students in the junior sailing programme at San Diego Yacht Club will be given a chance to see up close this impressive ocean going yacht when they visit Geronimo at the dock this week.