Cammas recovering from injury

Published on January 21st, 2016

By Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette
Franck Cammas, the Groupama Team France skipper, has made considerable progress from a serious foot injury and could be back on the water sailing before the end of next month.

The distinguished offshore sailor and multihull specialist has been in rehabilitation since nearly losing his right foot while training for the 35th America’s Cup in France last November.

Cammas fell overboard while sparring with seasoned King Edward VII Gold Cup campaigner Adam Minoprio in one of Team France’s foiling GC32 catamarans and was hit by the rudder at full speed, leaving his right foot partially severed.

After an operation, doctors told Cammas that he would not lose the use of his right foot, and that the arteries and nerves had not been impacted.

The multiple offshore speed record holder and former Volvo Ocean Race winner resumed training in the gym after having his cast removed last week.

“Now I can spend more time onshore working with the designers and engineers on the new boat,” Cammas said.

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