Sailing News

IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Day 23 – Kevin Escoffier FRA rescued


Yesterday afternoon, Kevin Escoffier FRA, sailing in 3rd place, reported a massive water ingress on his PRB, and he had to escape on his life raft. After several hours of searching, he was found by Jean Le Cam FRA (Yes we Cam) and could be rescued this morning at 2h UTC after a long recovery operation. —– The report. —– Details on the cause of the damage and the dramatic rescue operation have not yet been published. This morning additional information will be made available on the event website.