Monday, November 10, 2008

More trouble at the Vendée Globe, Michel Desjoyeaux to return

[Source: Vendée Globe] The skipper of Foncia has just announced to the race directors that he is returning to port with electrical problems after a leak in his ballast system

At 9h19 (French time) this morning, while around 200 nautical miles from Les Sables d'Olonne, Michel Desjoyeaux - the skipper of FONCIA - informed his team that he had decided to turn back to port. A small leak in one of the ballast tanks caused an electrical problem making it impossible to start the engine to recharge his batteries.
The shore team is preparing for his return this evening to Les Sables d'Olonne, in order to carry out repairs and set off again, as quickly as possible



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