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Ultime Trimaran – Brest-Atlantiques – Brest FRA – Day 18 – Sodebo retires

After a comprehensive control of the Ultime-Trimaran Sodebo ashore in Cape Town, Thomas Coville/Jean-Luc Nélias FRA with the media man Martin Keruzoré FRA decided to abandon the race. After the collision with flotsam, their trimaran is in worse conditions than expected, as not only the floater hull without the torn-off rudder, but also the foil daggerboard has been damaged. Repair within a reasonable time is not possible. The report. —— The three Ultimes remaining in the race are making good progress off the coast of Namibia in moderate rear winds. Edmond de Rothschild (Cammas/Caudrelier FRA) extended her lead and had a 357nm advantage on Macif (Gabart/Gahinet FRA) this morning UTC. Only 10nm back followed Actual (Le Blevec FRA/Pella ESP) on the 3rd place. —– A calm zone ahead might have an influence in the positions in the days to come. —– The race tracker, the news and the videos.