When you know that it was variable, 5 knots to 25 knots, you know how the latest Extreme 40 race could go wrong.
Aberdeen closing on Groupama in a light spot.
Both closing on the finish.
Then Aberdeen caught the biggest gust of the day, lost control, and, Groupama skipper Franck Cammas said, “I had absolutely no idea it was coming, other than a shadow.”
Those who could, jumped overboard, and the one injured crewman, Tanguy Cariou, may or may not be aboard if overnight repairs successfully return Groupama to the course for next day’s racing in Singapore.
Mamma said there would be days like this—Kimball
This article was syndicated from BLUE PLANET TIMES