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Romain Attanasio has hit a UFO and is heading for Cape Town

Onboard images of Romain Attanasio (FRA), skipper Famille Mary - Etamine du Lys, before his Vendee Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 1st, 2016 - Photo Jean-Louis Carli / AFP / DPPI / Vendee GlobeImages embarquées de Romain Attanasio (FRA

Romain is safe and sound and is not in danger. He has taken the decision to head for Cape Town to attempt to carry out repairs without any external help. More than ever, Romain has the full support of his partners, Famille Mary, Etamine du Lys and all the members of the Sixième Océan Club. His partner Samantha Davies, team manager for the boat declared: “I could see that Romain was initially deeply upset, but he is not giving up and is already feeling more positive. He will be doing his utmost to repair his boat and continue his adventure. I hope he will be encouraged by as many people as possible.” Romain Attanasio should take two or three days to get to Cape Town.

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