Golden Globe Race: loïc Lepage saved and sent to the Canary Islands

Frenchman Loic Lepage (Loïc Lepage), whose boat has suffered a disaster to the South-West of Australia from October 20 about noon on 23 October, was rescued by a Japanese freighter Shiosai. This is the official website of the race. The yachtsman comes to Shiosai to Las Palmas (Canary Islands) where the ship was heading originally. It is expected that the ship will arrive at the port on November 22.

Recall that around noon on October 20 the three-meter waves and wind at 25 knots broke in two places the mast of the yacht Lepage Nicholson 32 Mk X “Laaland”.

One of the wreckage of the mast damaged the hull near the keel, the boat began to fill with water at a rate of 160 liters per hour.

Lepage previously, the cost of conversion to class Chichester had already made a stop in Cape town (South Africa) for repair and replenishment of water. The biggest concerns during the repair of the athlete arise just in relation to the mast.

Standings GGR remains unchanged. In the first place, leaving closest rivals in 2 thousand kilometers behind, there is a Frenchman Jean Luc van den Heede (Jean-Luc van den Heede). In the second place, the Dutchman mark Slats (Slats Mark), followed by Estonian , Randmaa Uku (Uku Randmaa). Mark the Slats, who earlier suspected the break or fracture a rib injury its almost not worried.

The only woman participating in the race, the Briton Susie Goodall (Susie Goodall), reduced the gap from the three leaders from 11 up to 10 days. Following her American Kopara Stephen (Istvan Kopar) separates from the leaders of five days longer. Russian citizen Igor Zaretsky need to win 10 days to slip on the last, eighth place Australian Mark Sinclair (Mark Sinclair).

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