04 February 2013

Vendee Globe capsize - Javier Sanso in liferaft awaiting rescue

ACCIONA 100% Eco Powered Capsizes, Javier Sanso in his liferaft awaiting rescue - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "This Sunday morning 3rd Feburary around 1049hrs UTC two distress beacons of ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered, skippered by Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso which is racing in the Vendée Globe non stop solo round the world race were triggered. . . . At 1110hrs UTC (1210hrs local time Les Sables d’Olonne, France) Vendée Globe Race Direction were alerted by Ricardo Maldonado, the manager of  ACCIONA sailing team, who informed Vendee Globe Race Direction that MRCC Madrid had received the warning that two EPIRB distress beacons (COSPAS/SARSAT) had been activated. . . .  A C295 plane was on zone by 1630hrs UTC. On arrival they found Javier Sanso in his liferaft. Sanso made hand signals and smoke signals (smoke hand flare)  next to his capsized boat. At 1650hrs UTC this information was confirmed to Race Direction by MRCC Ponta Delgada. At 1750hrs UTC an EH101 helicopter was dispatched from the Azores island of Terceira heading to the zone to effect the rescue of Javier Sanso and is expected to be in the area by 2300hrs UTC."

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No Penalty for Jean-Pierre Dick - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Decision - Under the Notice of Race 11.2.6 (a), the jury decided not to award a penalty to VP3. -  February 3, 2013 The International Jury - Bernard Bonneau (FRA), Ana Sanchez (ESP), Trevor Lewis (GBR), Jack Lloyd (NZL; Georges Priol (FRA)"

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The Independent
Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso was in his liferaft and waiting to be rescued hundreds of miles south-east of the Azores after his yacht Acciona capsized in the in the Vendée Globe round the world race. He had taken to his liferaft mid-morning on Sunday.

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Vendee Globe - Spain's Sanso capsizes, distress beacons triggered
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe - this Sunday morning 3rd February, around 1049hrs UTC, two distress beacons of Acciona 100% EcoPowered, skippered by Spanish solo sailor Javier Sanso were triggered. The alarms were received at 1052hrs UTC. At 1049hrs UTC ...

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Vendee Globe - Golding extends lead over Le Cam
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