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Old 15-05-2016, 09:35   #1
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Solo Transat racer collides with freighter

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A French yachtsman Maxime Sorel competing in The Transat Bakerly Solo Transatlantic Race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race on May 3 after his boat crashed into a Russian freighter YASHMA .
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Old 15-05-2016, 10:10   #2
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Re: Solo Transat racer collides with freighter

Beautiful boat....strong too.

apparently the only damage was a broken spi pole.
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Maybe it T-boned the freighter
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Re: Solo Transat racer collides with freighter

You can't be awake and alert all the time, and at those high racing speeds, it's not surprising that collisions occur. I am surprised the racing boat did not dismast.
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If I remember right he was on deck keeping watch and simply missed them at night.
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If I remember right he was on deck keeping watch and simply missed them at night.
That's his story and he's sticking with it!
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