Sébastien Simon has his race on hold as he heads north
Since hitting an object and damaging his starboard foil and the casing Sébastien Simon has put his race on hold. He has been under a deep reefed mainsail and the storm jib. His safety and that of the boat is now the most important thing.
ARKEA PAPREC hits OFNI and damages starboard foil and casing
At 0820hrs UTC this morning, ARKEA PAPREC hit an unidentified floating object. The collision caused serious damage to the starboard foil. The skipper is coping with the situation with his shore team. Skipper Sébastien simon was not injured.
At the start of the 19th day at sea, Sébastien Simon's mindset is a bit mixed. Although he regrets the damage to his windvane - which is hindering him - and his more cautious strategy, the skipper of ARKEA PAPREC sees the positives in being in a good group and the prospect of diving into the first southern depression which is on the horizon