In the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil, British co-skippers Ned Collier Wakefield and Sam Goodchild are safely in Muros, NW Spain with their Class 40, Concise 8 this morning, having confirmed their abandonment. Their boat suffered damage to the blade of its port rudder last night and was followed by damage to other essential fittings.
The incident happened yesterday evening at between 2100hrs and 2200hrs UTC while racing in 25-26kts of NE’ly winds and rough seas when they were approximately 45 miles NW of Cape Finisterre.
Further information will be distributed in the early afternoon.
Solidaires en Peloton the French Class 40 co-skippered by Victorien Erussard and Thibaut Vauchel-Camus will make a technical stop, expected to be in Cascais.
Update on Arkema-Region Aquitaine after capsize Sunday evening:
A tug has left Lisbon last night at 2200hrs UTC and will arrive on zone tomorrow morning.
by Transat Jacques Vabre
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12:03 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013GMT
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