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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Les Sables dOlonne FRA – Day 4 – more equipment problems

The first front with fresh winds around 40kn led to more incidents yesterday. The most prominent victim is the co-favorite Charal with Jéremy Béyou FRA, who is returning to Les Sables dOlonne after a collision with flotsam damaging rudder and keel and leaving the suspicion of further structural damage. The report. Since the last night, Sébastien Destremau FRA (Merci, Non-Foil) is also on its way back to France, the causes are not yet known at the time of writing. After Fabrice Amedeo FRA (Newrest, Non-Foil), who resumed the race after his early return, Armel Tripon FRA (LOccitane, Foil), on his way back to Europe too, was also able to rejoin the race. Both reported damage at the (hook, the fixation of the jib halyard at the top of the mast. —– The report.