anybody got a spare?

Vendee Breaking
Alex Thomson, who has been dominating the Vendee Globe was forced to slow his 60ft foiling yacht today after hit a submerged object and breaking a foil in the South Atlantic. One of the boat’s two foils, which help lift it out of the water to give it more speed, was damaged in the collision with the unidentified object floating beneath the surface. It will fascinating to see what the actual damage is and how Thomson will adjust.
Meanwhile veteran skipper Bertrand de Broc aboard MACSF has thrown in the towel after unspecified hull damage.
More here.