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Virbac-Paprec 70 capsizes ahead of Transat Jacques Vabre - Video    
Fri, 11 Oct 2013


The MOD70 Virbac-Paprec capsized on Thursday afternoon during a training session ahead of the Transat Jacques Vabre, off Belle Ile.

Her crew Jean-Pierre Dick and Roland Jourdain were sailing 15-20 knots of wind. They were surprised by a strong gust and could not stop their multihull overturning. Their mast broke into three pieces.

Roland Jourdain was able to protect themselves under the hull, while Jean-Pierre Dick was violently ejected into the water.

Initially, both crew were declared safe and sound, with some back pain for Jean-Pierre. Eventually Dick was airlifted to hospital in Lorient. A compression of a vertebrae was diagnosed, it remains under observation for two days.

The boat was towed to Lorient with the The Cross, SNSM (lifeboat) in attendance long with the Virbac-Paprec technical team.

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Jean-Pierre Dick later commented: 'I'm still in shock. Everything went very quickly. I saw a strong gust get behind us. I released the mainsail carriage but it was obviously not not enough.

'Everything changed quickly, I fell from a great height, and I hit something and before falling into the water. It was violent.

'Fortunately, I was able to reach the hull very quickly. I could soon feel that I had back pain. We waited for rescue in sadness.'


Roland Jourdain commented: 'We were sailing in 15 knots of wind but with irregular established gusting to 18-20 knots. The conditions were manageable. Suddenly, there was a stronger gust than the others. The boat is rose and rose. It hovered for a few endless seconds. I released the Solent jib. We thought it was going to come back upright ... but the boat capsized.

'I was very afraid for Jean-Pierre. This is the first capsize I have experienced, I am very shaken. '

See more at: www.jpdick.com



On-board video from Virbac-Paprec 70 during the capsize

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