Saturday, 12 October 2013

Virbac Paprec MOD70 trimaran recovered and righted, JP Dick's condition improves after back injury

update from the website (in French):                                          

The rough bing translate is below:

Following the capsize of VIRBAC-PAPREC 70 yesterday afternoon off the coast of Belle-Ile, Jean-Pierre Dick injured his back. A settlement of vertebrae was diagnosed. At 2 p.m., the news is reassuring. JP should get out of the hospital this afternoon. He will wear a belt for a period to be determined.

    This morning, Roland Jourdain was at Lorient to take news from JP and the boat. "I have the hangover. It's hard to cash out. But, there is good news and it is essential today: JP is doing better, the crew are going well and the boat is docked, the place. » The technical team is at sea to try to recover the mast broke in three pieces and the mainsail. The boat will be assessed these days in order to establish the list of jobs.

Virbac Paprec MOD70 righted at the dock in Lorient, photo courtesy

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