Loïck Peyron shows the damage on Gitana 80
Loïck Peyron's entry in the 2008 Vendée Globe came to an abrupt end on Wednesday afternoon, when his boat dismasted. He was down below in his Farr designed Gitana Eighty studying meteo information when he heard a very loud bang. When he got in deck his immediate fears were realized when he found his mast in three or four pieces.
In this video Peyron shows the damage the boat has suffered.
Loïck Peyron shows the Gitana 80 damage. 11 December 2008. Video copyright Vendée Globe