Multi 50 Maitre Jacques is missing its bow

Published on November 12th, 2013

The Multi 50 Maitre Jacques, which was challenging for the lead of the Multi 50 class of the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre double handed race from Le Havre, France to Itajaí, Brasil, is now in La Coruna, NW Spain after the two co-skippers Loïc Fequet and Loïc Escoffier discovered their trimaran had sustained damage to the front of their trimaran’s starboard float. It occurred at around 13:30 UTC early on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 9) while on starboard tack in 25 knot wind.

“We were making between 20 and 28 knots at 30 degrees to the wind,” said Loïc Fequet. “We heard a loud crack followed by a second and immediately saw that the starboard float was damaged, between its front and the crossbeam. There were 4-5 meter waves. There was no particular shock, but the boat is from 2005.”

Photos by Jesús Renedo.


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