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|"This Monday February 9 with 12:00 YOU, the crew of the boat Avel (François Van Eetvelde and Patrick Bevernaege) are assembled on board First 31.7 Xenon to the request of the direction of race of Transquadra. They noted that the skipper Xenon, Jean-Marc Hautbois, was not any more on board. They just found a semi-mast harness and a shoe fallen on the bridge, forwards boat. Xenon only sailed under génois, bôme broken and lowered mainsail. Jean-Marc Oboe, 55 years, professor of physical education at Gap (the High Alps), took part in Transquadra (race with broad as a recluse and double reserved to the sailors of more than 40 years). It left on January 24 Oporto Santo (Madeira), course on the Sailor in Martinique. On February 7, Mico Bolo, Director of race of Transquadra, noted via the Argos system that the boat of Jean-Marc Hautbois had abruptly changed course and speed, with 760 miles in the East of Martinique. The skipper of the Xenon boat had announced with close relations his intention to go up in its mast. The direction of race did not have a news any more since, until the crew of the Avel sailing ship does not discover this morning the empty boat of any occupant." |
Found this translation on SA. Something must have happened to the Jean-Marc while up the mast to fall out of his harness. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
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