Kito de Pavant Hit by Fishing Boat, Retires from Vendée Globe

A collision with a fishing boat has taken Kito de Pavant, sailing for Groupe Bel, out of the Vendée Globe non-stop round-the-world single-handed yacht race, two days into the race and only a  day after Marc Guillemot was forced to drop out a keel failure on his boat,Safran. The collision damaged the outrigger, bowsprit, deck and hull of his boat, though fortunately, de Pavant was not injured.


Les images de Groupe Bel après l’accident by VendeeGlobeTV

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2 Responses to Kito de Pavant Hit by Fishing Boat, Retires from Vendée Globe

  1. Peter Wright says:

    “Kito de Pavant Hit by Fishing Boat, Retires from Vendée Globe”??????

    “I had been sleeping for ten minutes then crash!”

    “Kito de Pavant Retires from Vendée Globe After Hitting Fishing Boat” would be the more accurate headline.

  2. Peter Wright says:

    “Kito de Pavant Hit by Fishing Boat, Retires from Vendée Globe”?????

    “I had been sleeping for ten minutes then crash!”

    “Kito de Pavant Retires from Vendée Globe After Hitting Fishing Boat” would be the more accurate headline.

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