The Ultime trimaran SVR Lazartigue skippered by Tom Laperche in the absence of François Gabart suffering from Covid, crossed the finish line of the 4th Drheam Cup on Tuesday, July 20 at 1:19 am under the drizzle, completing the 1000 miles of the course in 2 days 11 hours and 21 minutes, at an average speed of nearly 17 knots.
Shortly after finishing, the blue giant immediately set sail again towards Concarneau, her home port. “When you come back from sailing this magnificent boat, you always have a smile on your face,” explained the young skipper who is only 25 years old. “There was a little apprehension at the start because there was not much room on the line and a lot of people.
Elodie Bonafous was part of the SVR Lazartigue crew: “For me it was a discovery. The Channel crossing was impressive. The speed was crazy, incredible even! It’s just a shame we didn’t have any competitors to spice things up a bit. But I only retain positive things from this first experience.“