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A Capsize And Two More Dismastings Mar The Weekend For Rhum Routers


  • A Capsize And Two More Dismastings Mar The Weekend For Rhum Routers

    Guadeloupe Ocean Fifty Class leader Solidaires En Peloton ARSEP has capsized, skipper is safe inside the main hull.

    Leader of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe in the Ocean Fifty class French skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus has capsized this evening when racing in tough conditions between Portugal and the Azores. The solo skipper is not injured and is sheltering in the central hull of his trimaran. Vauchel-Camus, 43, who had taken the lead in the standings at 2000hrs last night, had just passed through the second cold front since the start of the race and was sailing again towards the south-west on starboard tack when Solidaires En Peloton - ARSEP capsized.

    Dismasting of the Class40s La Boulang?re Bio and Crosscall

    French champion freeskier and offshore skipper Aur?lien Ducroz has dismasted this Saturday evening, as he raced in difficult conditions. His team issued an assurance that the skipper is safe and suffered no physical damage. He has been among the leading group since the start and before he dismasted he was in 11th place in the standings, less than 30 miles from the Class40 leader, Corentin Douguet (Qu?guiner-Innoveo).

    Dismasting of the Class40 La Boulang?re Bio
    At 1900hrs French time French skipper Am?lie Grassi informed Race Direction and her shore team that she was just dismasted aboard the Class40 La Boulang?re Bio. She was racing in 10th position off Cape Finisterre. She is fine and uninjured. There are no water ingress or leaks on La Boulang?re Bio.

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