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Vendee Globe

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Jérémie Beyou parle de sa quille 2 por VendeeGlobeTV

Jérémie Beyou parle de sa quille por VendeeGlobeTV

Last night at 2100 UTC, Jérémie Beyou skipper of Maître CoQ, lying seventh in the Vendee Globe, noticed that there was an issue withthe hydraulic ram, operating his yacht's canting keel. As Beyou explains in the audio clip below the arm on the ram has broken where it attaches to the keel head. The French skipper has taken advantage of his proximity to the Cape Verde islands where he intends to take shelter while he attempts to find a solution.

When Beyou warned his crew shortly before midnight, he was making five knots and was 70 miles from the archipelago, where he should arrive by midday today.

You can hear Beyou telling the story (in English)

Vendee Globe 2012 update 18 Nov am | The Daily Sail

Last edited by PCP; 11-18-2012 at 10:49 AM.