Frenchman Loïc Lepage , whose yachthas been in distress southwest
Recall that around noon on October 20 three-meter waves and 25-knot wind broke the mast of the yacht Nicholson 32 Mk X in two places «Laaland».
One of the pieces of the mast damaged the hull near the keel and the boat began to flood with water at a rate of 160 liters per hour.
LePage had previously made a stopover in Cape Town, South Africa, for repairs and water resupply. His greatest concern during the repairs was the mast.
The GGR standings remain unchanged. Frenchman Jean-Luc van den
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