Queen Mary 2 to Join Epic Transatlantic Race in 2017
Epic ocean race will set off next year, between the Cunard’s ocean liner Queen Mary 2 and four Ultime trimarans. This transatlantic race will start on 25 June, 2017 from Saint-Nazaire, France across the North Atlantic and finish at the entrance of the New York harbour. The amazing idea, by Damien Grimont, supported by the French Minister of Defense, was finalized following The Bridge Association signing agreement with Cunard Line to charter their flagship, Queen Mary 2 for this epic ocean race. This competition is commemorative event marking 100 years of landing of the American troops in France (Saint-Nazaire) in the First World War.
Queen Marry 2 opponents will be Thomas Coville with the trimaran "Sodebo, François Gabart with the trimaran "Macif", Yann Guichard with the trimaran "Spindrift 2", Yves Le Blevec with the trimaran "Actual".Queen Mary 2 maximum speed is 30 knots, and each trimaran is capable of reaching impressive speed of 38 knots.