Thursday, 5 February 2009
Remainder of the keel of Veolia Environnement. (The dark shadow is a dagger board.) Image copyright Veolia/Vendée Globe.
by Véronique Teurlay
Roland Jourdain (Bilou) has moored his boat in Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel, in the Azores. Welcomed by Nicolas de Castro and Luis Guervos, the sailor managed to bring his Veolia Environnement safely into port.
The hole where the keel should have been. Image copyright Veolia/Vendée Globe.
Bilou had repeated on several occasions that the duty of a good sailor above all involves taking care of his boat and not putting his or anyone else’s life in danger. Mission accomplished, even if everyone was looking forward to seeing the boat enter the harbour in Les Sables d’Olonne.