Article says the cell was in a waterproof bag. Obviously, she was within a few miles of shore. Still a nice save.
Yes, complacency lesson
and from one sailor that is a lot better than any of us.
You guys probably don't know, but just some weeks before the Mini transat that had just finished one of the sailors that was to participate fell of his boat and died. He was not far from land, just some miles and probably if he was racing on the middle of Atlantic that would not have happened because he would take precautions that probably he didn't take because he was not racing and was near land.
About the mobile phone one of the French articles says that it was an waterproof model that she had just bought days before she went sailing.