Newsflash: VandB collides with cargo ship – skipper safe and uninjured

He's had a serious collision with a cargo ship, and the bowsprit has been damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is still standing up.

03.05.2016

Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB

Today, 3rd May, at 09h59 BST, The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB.

He had a serious collision with a cargo ship, and the bowsprit has been damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is still standing up.

His present position is about 90 NM (165 kms) / 260° from Penmarc’h.

The skipper is not injured, and he will now head to La Trinité sur Mer, or Lorient, to assess the damage.

More information to follow shortly.

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