Thursday, 30 January 2014

Prince de Bretagne Maxi 80, tech team enroute to Rio to facilitate recovery of capsized trimaran and skipper Lionel Lemonchois

From the following article on the excellent

Less than 24 hours after the unfortunate capsize of Lionel Lemonchois’ maxi trimaran, 800 miles off the Brazilian coast, the Prince de Bretagne team has elaborated a rescue and salvage plan for the French skipper and his boat. After going through all available options, a four-strong team (Frédéric Le Peutrec, Patrice Richardot, Gurloës Merrien and Quentin Monégier) has already left France and is flying to Rio de Janeiro where they are expected to arrive early in the morning on Wednesday.

At that time, another two team members (Guillaume Helfer and Didier Le Vourc’h) will fly to South America to lend a hand on site. In addition, two local coordinators are already hard at work on site, preparing the necessary equipment. Their goal is to organize the tow of the trimaran in coordination with Arnaud Aubry, who has remained at Lorient and is in constant contact with Lemonchois.

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Prince de Bretagne Maxi 80 trimaran, tech team on way to facilitate recovery of trimaran

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