Friday, November 16, 2012

Samantha Davies `Saveol' dismasted

At 1945hrs (French time), on Thursday, November 15th, Samantha Davies contacted the race office of the Vendée Globe to report that her boat had dismasted. Davies is not injured. She is safe inside the boat with all the watertight doors closed. She is monitoring the situation and does not require assistance. She is wearing her survival suit and has safety equipment at hand.
The only woman in the race, Davies is now out of it.  There is no returning - anyone receiving outside assistance is disqualified.
Savéol dismasted - Vendée Globe 2012-2013:

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Samantha Davies waits for the storm to abate before setting up a jury rig.