The understatement of the week…
Skipper Paul Mielhat has reported that the Biotherm IMOCA has broken the main shroud (the cable attached on the outriggers that supports the mast) on the port side of the boat. This happened early morning (CEST) as the team was racing between Iceland and the UK, en route to Aarhus, Denmark in the Ocean Race.
Everybody is safe onboard and the mast is still in position. The crew has managed to put halyards on the outrigger to secure the mast.
Biotherm is now sailing under J2 with one reef in the mainsail, and is currently on starboard tack.
The team expects to be slower after this incident.