British skipper Phil Sharp aboard his Class40 Imerys on day one of racing. Published May 3, 2016
More information: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Transat bakerly 2016 Leaves Plymouth, England, for New York (videos) (includes Twitter feed)
Tuesday 3rd May | News | The Transat bakerly: "A French yachtsman competing in The Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship. Maxime Sorel on board the yacht VandB was among the leaders in the 10-strong Class40 fleet, as the boats raced downwind in the northern Bay of Biscay about 90 nautical miles west of Lorient, when he reported a collision. The boat suffered damage to its bowsprit, forcing Sorel to head to the French port La Trinite sur Mer in Brittany. Sorel is safe and uninjured and the boat’s mast is stable but he is very disappointed to have to retire ... The collision happened in broad daylight and good visibility this morning, in an area of busy commercial shipping off the Brittany coast. Sorel said he was keeping watch as VandB sailed under spinnaker but he did not see the cargo ship..."
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