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We’re not sure how this happened, but it did…
The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB. He had a serious collision with a cargo ship, and the bowsprit has been damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is still standing up.
His present position is about 90 NM (165 kms) / 260° from Penmarc’h. The skipper is not injured, and he will now head to La Trinité sur Mer, or Lorient, to assess the damage. More information to follow shortly.