Geronimo turns back to Brest
After breaking its second gennaker (a foresail for light and medium winds) on Friday, February 13th, Geronimo was forced to return to Brest. Olivier de Kersauson and his crew plan to re-embark in 6 days' time after spending 3 days at the sailmaker's for repairs. The trimaran will then once again cross the starting line as soon as new window opens in the weather.
Geronimo had taken three new gennakers with it. The first broke right at the start and the second then broke in the same way on Friday. As the third was identical, its theoretical reliability was low. ODK and his two deck officers decided not to risk breaking another one before even crossing the Equator.