The front section of the starboard float of the Multi 50 Maître Jacques trimaran had snapped last November, approximately 130 miles off the northwestern tip of Spain. After drifting since then in the Atlantic, it miraculously washed up near Port la Forêt in Brittany, the port where the trimaran is docked!!
Extensive video footage from Thursday's start, including helicopter shots
The Multi 50 Maitre Jacques which was challenging for the lead of the Multi 50 class of the Transat Jacques Vabre is making for La Coruna after the two co-skippers Loïc Fequet and Loïc Escoffier suddenly realised they had sustained damage to the front of their trimaran’s starboard float
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