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Sail.  Jules-Verne Trophy: rudder damage, Gitana 17 abandons – Sailing

Twenty-four hours after crossing the longitude of Cap des Aiguilles, and when they were 860 miles ahead of the record time, the six crew noticed that there was a problem with their starboard float rudder , the rudder leeward and therefore in support. The two co-skippers, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, eased off at first.

After a complete inspection, carried out by David Boileau, the boat-captain on board, the ad fell. The bit of the appendix is ​​seriously damaged, which no longer allows the use of rudder on this tack. This damage, which the six sailors cannot under any circumstances repair on the high seas as it would require the complete replacement of the part, forced the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to interrupt their record attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy.


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