Trifork got in second place after sailing for 9 days, 11 hours, 23 minutes and 48 seconds.
During the race team Trifork managed to sail a distance of 501nm in 24 hours. This is faster than any of the VO65 boats sailed in the last Volvo Ocean Race and almost 21 kn in average.
Børsen took the trip to Las Palmas to meet team Trifork before they competed in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2016. The result is an exciting article, about sailing, Trifork and team spirit.
Across the Atlantic
Right now more than 200 boats are attempting to set a new world record. They are sailing from Las Palmas towards the coast of South America, competing to win the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2016.
A group from the management team in Trifork is part of the crew on boat VO70 TRIFORK.
The crew is currently in second place.
They have been training and preparing for more than a year. But, breaking the world record also requires professional assistance. Therefore Jens Dolmer, who has completed Volvo Ocean Race twice, as well as other professional sailers are part of the team.
“We have a great boat and is currently in second place. But having a great boat in terms of price only gets you into the race. Every move we make on the boat will influence whether or not we will break the record. I’m in the best shape of my life but it is teamwork and experience that wins the race. Just like Trifork every day helps customers catch the next digital wave.” – Kristian Wulf-Andersen, CFO at Trifork
The team has to sail from Las Palmas all the way to the coast of South America.
The current record is 8 days and 7 hours.
To follow the race see below.
App: If you are using your mobile phone, download the app YB Races and follow the race in real time. When downloaded add the following race: ARC and ARC Plus, ARC 2016 – Gran Canaria to St Lucia.
Live data: Click here for a livefeed of the race (please select ARC 2016 – Gran Canaria to St Lucia).