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French skipper Nicolas Troussel, who was lying in seventh place in the Vendée Globe, has dismasted on CORUM L’Épargne this morning. He was racing south in brisk NE’ly trade wind conditions some 260 nautical miles NW of the Cape Verde islands.

Troussel, 46, was not injured and is in the process of securing the boat before further assessing the situation. Follow the fleet with this cool map.