Vendée Globe: Damage Forces Vincent Riou to Retire:
(November 22, 2016; Day 17) – Vincent Riou, the skipper of PRB, has become the second entrant to officially retired from the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe.
PRB hit a UFO on Sunday morning (Nov 20) while speeding along with the frontrunners on his way towards the Cape of Good Hope (a different incident from yesterday’s, when his rudder kicked up). Following on from this collision, Vincent did not initially notice any damage and was able to continue to sail normally. It was only three hours later that the keel started to vibrate and emit loud noises, indicating there were huge strains on the appendage. These sounds continued to grow during Sunday night.
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