early exit

British skipper Sam Goodchild,32, solo skipper of the Ocean Fifty Leyton, has been injured during the start of the 12th Route du Rhum -Destination Guadeloupe race.

As soon as the alert was received CROSS (Centre Régional Opérationnel de Surveillance et de Sauvetage maritimes) sent a doctor to the boat. The skipper is being taken care of by the doctor and his injuries are being assessed before being transferred to an SNSM rescue vessel.

The shore team has taken control of the Ocean Fifty Leyton.