Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Transat Jacques Favre: Rescue at Sea

There is little more dramatic and rare than a rescue at sea. Sebastien Josse, the great French solo sailor, and his crew in the short-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (a peculiarly French obsession) had that rare and wonderful (looking back) experience. The Portuguese Air Force video is below. The Team BT Imoca 60 has been found and is now under tow.

The race began November 8. It is a long way to go for a cup of coffee: from LeHavre, France to Port Limon, Costa Rica. There are four classes. Today is day 9 and the fleet is west of the Canaries.