Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Vendée Globe 2008-9: Le Cam Update

by SailRaceWin

It is understood that a tanker is now alongside the upturned hull of Jean Le Cam's boat, VM Matériaux, while two other race competitors should arrive in the vicinity within the next few hours. The keel of VM Matériaux is reported as missing, which appears to be the cause of the boat's capsize.

The boat's position locating beacons were set off several hours apart, which suggests that Le Cam is inside the hull, awaiting rescue. Conditions in the area do not permit going alongside the upturned hull at present, with 25-30+ knot winds and a 3-4 metre swell.

Vendée Globe

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