Nice UltiMed - Offshore Sprint - aptly named!

It’s been a lively day for the crews of Sodebo Ultim’ and IDEC SPORT, who have covered the 325 miles between Marseille and the South of Sardinia in just 12 hours, which equates to an average speed of 27 knots on a direct course.

The Nice UltiMed “Offshore Sprint” is certainly aptly named! Thomas Coville’s crew crossed the second compulsory passage mark (Capo Spartivento) at 2:55pm, 1hr 45min before that of Francis Joyon.

This deficit is far from crippling with over 500 miles still to go this evening.

In the meantime, the two giant trimarans will have to beat up the eastern seaboards of Sardinia and Corsica.

Friday afternoon they’re set to pass in front of Nice, before looping back towards Marseille and then crossing the finish line in Nice on Saturday afternoon off Rauba Capeù.

Scheduled ETA for the race finish on Saturday afternoon after a second sprint to the Marseille – Région Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region mark.

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