Vendee Globe - Safe and sound
by Vendee Globe on 4 Feb 2013
Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013. Lifted off his liferaft by helicopter at 2340hrs UTC last night, Javier Sanso, the Spanish skipper of Acciona 100% EcoPowered arrived to the Azores island of Terceira at 0330hrs UTC this morning.
Javier Sanso of Acciona 100% EcoPowered is now safe after he was airlifted from his liferaft. © Javier Sanso / ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered
He was examined by a doctor in the helicopter who did not find any signs of hypothermia and at the military base in Terceira. The Spanish sailor was further examined by doctors. At 0430hrs UTC Sanso made a call to Vendée Globe Race Direction to confirm that all is Vendee Globe Race