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Re: Vendee Globe

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
Good and really bad news:

Jean-Pierre resumed racing, has good weather ahead and I believe he will have no problem in finishing in 4th place.

Javier Sanso Capsized and is waiting rescue. Not much details about it but I guess he lost the keel.
Javier has been very professionally rescued by the Portugese coastguards. He was airlifted by a SAR helicopter, operating at the limit of its autonomy. The skipper spent only 12 hours in his liferaft and is now sound and well. Nice job, I’d say !

Le sauvetage de Javier Sanso par VendeeGlobeTV

It’s clear once again the keel has been lost. According to his first declarations there was no UFO involved, so the debate about more regulation will probably rise once again. When taking a reef, there was a shock, the boat immediately turned over and he fell into the water. I think he was lucky to be able to reach the stern, then activate and board his liferaft.
Meanwhile, his rescue is a big relief .

And J-P Dick is about to cross the finish line, also without his keel .

Best regards,


Last edited by EricKLYC; 02-04-2013 at 10:05 AM.

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