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Old 11-10-2012
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Another one heading back for repair. This is not starting well

"At approximately 17:45 local French time, Marc Guillemot heard a loud bang, likely from a collision. At the time, he was sailing under a main and headsail.

He has decided to head back to Les Sables in order check on how serious the situation is.

The skipper on board Safran has reduced the sail area and is currently sailing at 4 knots and is some 50 miles from the Sables d’Olonne.


Further information will be provided once the boat has been checked upon arrival into the Sables d’Olonne."



Reducing sail and going at 4K? It seems Marc is not telling everything.
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