Leader of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in the Ocean Fifty class French skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus has capsized yesterday evening when racing in tough conditions between Portugal and the Azores. The solo skipper is not injured and is sheltering in the central hull of his trimaran.
Vauchel-Camus, 43, who had taken the lead in the standings at 2000hrs last night, had just passed through the second cold front since the start of the race and was sailing again towards the south-west on starboard tack when Solidaires En Peloton – ARSEP capsized.
More information to come
Also….Two Class 40s have dismasted yesterday evening https://www.routedurhum.com/en/actualite/498
Image: Pierrick Contin