Solitaire du Figaro – Accident leads to evacuation on French Navy ship
by Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon on 10 Jun 2013
In the 2013 Solitaire du Figaro, at 21.23 the Race Direction boat received an emergency call from boat Joanna. The skipper Louis-Maurice Tannyeres, informed to be suffering of strong pain to one shoulder due a fall. The accident happened three miles off Cedeira on the Northern coast of Spain.
Louis Maurice Tannyeres, skipper du Figaro Joanna © Alexis Courcoux
On advice of doctor Jean-Yves Chauve, the race MD, Race Direction decided to evacuate the skipper to be hospitalized. The French Navy's ship PSP Flamant, with the help of the RIB Hurricane, has embarked a crew member of the race direction's boat on Joanna and Tannyeres has been evacuated. The rescue operation was conducted without fault in rough conditions, 20/25 knots of wind and choppy seas and completed by 23:00. The ship PSP Flamant is heading to La Coruna to disembark the skipper who will be transferred to an hospital for further examination. The boat Joanna is being delivered to Gijòn. La Solitaire website