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Re: Vendee Globe

Originally Posted by EricKLYC View Post

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 .

Yes, very lucky. I is probably the only guy that has to be grateful for the boat to capsize.

He was thrown overboard when the boat heeled violently and only after that, some moments later, the boat capsized. If the boat had resumed sailing without the keel, even if for some minutes, it would have been very difficult or completely impossible for him to reach the boat and he would be domed.


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