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“Beyond repair”

Eerie sight. The remains of the Maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire IX taken to the Spanish port of Vigo.

© Javi Montenegro

As you know, 100-foot trimaran (skipper armel Le Cle) participated in the transatlantic race singles Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, but on the third day of the regatta, faced with an unidentified object, turned over 340 miles North-East of the Azores.

Les Cles in the collision were not injured. Unlike the vessel.

“The recovery of the trimaran not be,” stated Ronan Luke, the sports Director of the Banque Populaire.

At the time, argued that the development and construction of the ship had spent more than ten million euros.

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