sail-world.com -- Vendee Globe - Maître CoQ skipper retires from the race + Video
Vendee Globe - Maître CoQ skipper retires from the race + Video
Tue, 20 Nov 2012
In the Vendee Globe, the Maître CoQ skipper has reached Cape Verde islands, where he was able to analyse his situation. Along with his shore crew, Jérémie has considered every possible solution allowing him to stay in the race. But none of them guaranteed Jérémie's safety without help from the outside. Because the Vendée Globe rules forbid skippers to receive any assistance, Jérémie was forced to officially announce he was retiring from the race.
This is obviously a tough blow for the French sailor, who had started this Vendée Globe with a craving for adventure and a strong determination to do well. When that incident forced Beyou to divert to Cape Verde, the French skipper was sixth in the race, and first among the 2008-2009 boats. His honesty and energy will be missed.
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