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IMOCA Open 60 – Route du Rhum – a collision in the midst of the Atlantic !


Strange things can happen: Out on the open Atlantic Ocean, Sebastien Destremeau FRA, sailing under autopilot with his old-design Open 60 in the Rhum-Mono-category, collided when racing some 555 miles off the North African coast with another IMOCA Open 60 skippered by Ari Huusela FIN who tried to slowly cross ahead of Destremeau and avoid a work-intensive manoeuvre. But there was not enough room …. ! Both yachts were slightly damaged but can continue the race. The news.