The Bridge 2017: Queen Mary 2 Arrives in New York

The Bridge 2017: Queen Mary 2 Arrives in New York

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 has beaten four trimarans in a Transatlantic race like to no other to celebrate a century of Franco-American relations. [Read more about The Bridge 2017 here.]

The iconic ocean liner docked in New York on Saturday, July 1 at 11.45am French time, having completed the journey from her build port of Saint Nazaire in five days, 16 hours and 45 minutes.

Closing the gap on New York is François Gabart whose team Macif is currently the trimaran in the lead, with around 400nm left to travel as of Sunday afternoon.

Behind them with 477nm still to cover is Francis Joyon’s Idec Sport team, while Thomas Coville’s Sodebo Ultim still had 552nm to go before seeing the Statue of Liberty.

Bringing up the real is Actual, lead by Yves Le Blévec which had 997nm to go.

Le Blévec said: “It has been alright, because even if we’re not super fast, there is a lot of work on board Actual to adapt the wings and adjustments to the very variable conditions.”

To follow the trimaran’s progress visit

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Stephen Davy-Osborne is a freelance features writer who fell in love with France from a young age during family holidays to Britanny and - like every other British child of the late 1980s - Disneyland Paris. Summers spent in Cannes and Nice sealed his fate and now his passport is well-used crossing back and forth The Channel.

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