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Multi 50 Actual suffers damage too
Yves Le Blevec forced to slow down
Monday 8 November 2010 –
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Actual is located equi-distance between the West Indies and the Azores. On the advice of weather router Christian Dumard, le Blevec is making a W’ly course of around eight knots to clear the worst of the conditions.
The situation is reported to have been stabilised. The solo skipper has organized a survival cell at the back of the boat, comprising essential safety equipment including a life-raft, lifejacket, GPS, torch, knife and iridium phone. The immediate objective of the skipper is to get Actual out of the most unsettled area then looking at a solution with his team and the boat’s designer.
Yves Le Blevec is still racing. The solo skipper of Actual had just taken in a third reef in his mainsail and described big waves which created enormous spumes of spray around the boat. It will be a difficult night for Le Blevec as he extricates Actual from the most unsettled seas and winds.
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