Anthony Marchand paused his race last night at 2:43am French time. The Actual Ultim 3 is docked in Dunedin, a popular port for sailors, on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island.
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On board Actual Ultim 3_skipper Anthony Marchand_09022024 – Arkea Ultim Challenge – Brest: On board Actual Ultim 3_skipper Anthony Marchand_09022024 Â© © Anthony Marchand Actual Team During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, while sailing into the front of a strong depression in fair seas after inspecting his boat, he noticed Anthony Marchand There was a break in the device allowing the starboard foil to remain in the lowered position.
Despite repairs made with remote support from Team Actual, the situation remained extremely precarious before embarking on the crossing of the Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet.
And last night, while far north of the direct route, near New Zealand, it was necessary to stop before starting this long crossing from the desert to Cape Horn.
The Actual team anticipated this potential downtime. Two team members are working hard to step alongside Anthony in Dunedin and start a new 24-hour race against the clock.
This situation is very difficult for Anthony Marchand, who makes a technical stop for the second time in this race around the world, after Cape Town in South Africa on January 26 and 27.
The Actual Ultim 3 leader remains very combative and looks forward to resuming this race around the world. He wants more than anything to complete his first solo trip around the world.
The stop must last at least 24 hours, as specified in the race regulations.
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