Peyron dismasted

Loick Peyron, an early leader in the Vendee Globe race, has been dismasted in the Southern Ocean, 1850 miles SSE of Cape Town and 3000 miles west of Cape Leeuwin, Australia.


Peyron, who had held the lead for 16 of the 30 days so far, was below deck at the time, making fast progress in 30 knots of wind. He was uninjured and the boat suffered no other major damage, but he had to cut the mast, broken into several pieces, away and was left with only the boom to use as a makeshift mast.

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By Ocean Navigator