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  1. Tomas
    Nov 19, 2020 @ 10:27

    Bon vent !

    Un bon vin blanc? Vin rouge cette fois


  2. Peter Gustafsson
    Nov 30, 2020 @ 19:40

    Dags igen…

    Kevin Escoffier, 40, who is racing in third place in the Vendée Globe solo non-stop around the world race, positioned some 550 nautical miles SW of Cape Town, has triggered his distress beacon. He was racing in a strong SW’ly air stream on starboard tack behind a weather front.

    At 1346hrs (UTC), Escoffier managed to send a message to his shore team, explaining that he had an ingress of water into his boat. The rescue authorities (MRCC Cape Town and CROSS Griz Nez) are preparing an action plan in collaboration with his PRB shore team, with Jacques Caraës and the Vendée Globe Race Direction team. Jean Le Cam, the nearest competitor, has changed course to sail to the last position given by the boat when the beacon was triggered (40°55 S 9°18 E).

    Le Cam is expected to reach the area at around 1600hrs UTC. More information to follow.


    • Fabian Thies
      Dec 1, 2020 @ 06:37

      Riktigt skrämmande. 1330 UTC gick han 17.1 kn, kl 1400 UTC försvann han från Trackern och Marinetraffic… Hela båten måste har spruckit eller nåt. Vi kommer få höra.

      Sen tog ju hela räddningen en evighet… JLC var där kl 16 UTC, hittade honom, tappade honom igen och fick leta. Fiskade upp honom kl 0200… Inte roligt i 30kn vind med 5 m vågor.


  3. Peter Gustafsson
    Dec 1, 2020 @ 07:30

    Precis när man tänkte att Le Cam inte kunde bli mer legendarisk 🙌🙌🙌

    News Flash: Kevin Escoffier Rescued by fellow Vendée Globe competitor Jean Le Cam

    At 0118hrs UTC the PRB Team was informed that their Vendée Globe race skipper Kevin Escoffier (PRB) has been rescued by fellow Vendée Globe competitor Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!).

    Escoffier had to abandon his IMOCA 60 PRB following damage yesterday afternoon around 1346hrs UTC and took to his liferaft some 840 nautical miles SW of Cape Town.

    The rescue mission was coordinated from Les Sables d’Olonne by Vendée Globe Race Direction in collaboration with CROSS Griz Nez and MRCC South Africa. The President of PRB, Jean-Jacques Laurent was at the Race HQ with race director Jacques Caraës and the race direction team assisting through the entire process.

    “He’s on board with Jean!” These short words came as a huge relief for the whole team, for Escoffier’s family and all those involved in the Vendée Globe

    Kevin has so far only been seen aboard YesWeCam via live video as Jean Le Cam had his video system connected during all the search operations. No one has yet been able to talk with the PRB skipper who just appeared smiling, bundled up in his survival suit alongside Jean Le Cam.

    Vendée Globe race director Jacques Caraës outlined, “We sent Jean back to a position received by the CROSS Gris Nez, the position sent by the onboard EPIRB distress beacon. Météo France’s drift simulation also delivered a trace. Jean set off at OOh15 UT (1h15 French time) on our request to reach this point at reduced speed. He found no one at the given location. He then resumed its journey southeast for three quarters for between 45 minutes and an hour – an hour. As he was making headway at 1.5 knots in a 20-25 knot wind under very reduced sail (3 reefs in the mainsail and no engine), he disappeared from the screen when suddenly we heard him talk. We no longer saw anyone. Then, a few minutes after 1:06 UT or 2:06 French time (time at which he had precisely to retrieve Kevin on board), Jean went back down to the chart table and then we saw Kevin arrive behind his back in a survival suit. They both appeared fit seconds before the video cut. He is fine. Everyone is well. They are recovering!

    On January 6, 2009, during the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe, Vincent Riou, the then the skipper of PRB, rescued Jean Le Cam from his upturned IMOCA 60 which capsized at Cape Horn.

    This time 61 year old five times Vendée Globe racer Le Cam has reversed the roles delivering Escoffier, the 40 year old skipper from Saint Malo, from a potentially lethal situation.

    The whole TEAM PRB and the Vendée Globe community sincerely thanks Jean Le Cam and the three other skippers, Boris Hermann, Yannick Bestaven and Sébastien Simon who have worked heroically and tirelessly to find Kevin, as well as the race director, the CROSS Gris Nez. and the MRCC Cape Town which coordinated the search


  4. Tomas Karlsson
    Dec 1, 2020 @ 07:54

    JLC gav en fin bild av sin fortsatt fantastiska insats känns gott att Kevin Escoffier är räddad! Kanske Kevin kommer att berätta något om tidigare lagning, han hade ju använt SIKAFLEX några dagar innan


  5. Peter Gustafsson
    Dec 1, 2020 @ 08:00

    Detta är bästa videon 2020 😃


  6. Tomas
    Dec 1, 2020 @ 10:07

    Dongfeng’s ‘Mr Fix It’ hade verkligen turen med sig men ingen mer fix för FRA85


  7. Paul
    Dec 2, 2020 @ 19:13
    “Eh donc, M. Le President, Yes we Cam!” 😅👊


  8. Jocke Cordaly
    Dec 4, 2020 @ 11:02

    Någon som sett vart han är på väg? Va säker på att han skulle till Cape Town och släppa av Kevin, men enligt trackern så seglar han/dom på?


    • Fabian Thies
      Dec 4, 2020 @ 11:27

      De ska nog möta upp med fransk Navy vid Kerguelen…


    • Micke
      Dec 4, 2020 @ 12:36

      Kerguelen är planen att lämna av Kevin via ett Franskt militärfartyg


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