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BT Express Derailed

BT Express Derailed

Leading
at the halfway of the Artemis
Transat
, Sébastien Josse and the IMOCA 60 BT were forced
to drop out of the to due mainsail problems. We don’t know much other
than what we read:

At
around 1530 GMT yesterday [Saturday, 17th May] during the blackout phase
of The Artemis Transat, Seb Josse, skipper of BT, called his shore team
to report that the mainsail on BT had come crashing down. After pushing
very hard during this phase of the race to take advantage of the positions
blackout, a combination of two linked factors, mast track damage and headboard
car lashing failure [holds the mainsail up], led to the crucial failure. Read
it
.