A very unpleasant message published on the website of the transatlantic race Mini Transat La Boulangère – https://www.minitransat.fr:
Irina Gracheva (579) and Julien Bartheleme (742) almost simultaneously announced the leadership race about the problems on Board their boats. By the racers, everything is fine. Currently, the 35-year-old Gracheva and 43-year-old Bartheleme going boat maintenance. At the moment the drivers is 27-th and 45-th place respectively in the division, a serial yacht and are in 1171,2 and 1244,3 miles from Marin city on the island of Martinique (where there should be a finish line). More information in the next few hours.