On February 13 at 2209 local time, the Canadian crew Whiskey Jack, with skipper Mélodie Schaffer, crossed the finish line of leg seven of the GLOBE 40 at the entrance to the port of St. Georges in Grenada. They covered this 2,123-mile leg, starting from Recife, Brazil, in eight days, eight hours at an average speed of 10.6 knots, and their 347 miles at an average speed of 14.5 knots set an event record broken for fastest 24 hours. The Dutch crew from Sec Hayai and the Americans from Ahmas followed during the night. One final transatlantic leg to Lorient, France, will decide the fate of the leaders in the general ranking.
The Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina hosted the competitors until the start of the final leg on February 24, offering a privileged resting place for the teams with all the facilities, while Grenada’s shipyards and nautical professionals attended to the repair of the boats.
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