Brian Thompson’s Pindar 60 was dismasted in mild conditions last night on its way to La Havre, France, for the start of the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabré. The race, which starts in just eight days, runs non-stop from France to Brazil. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident but, with so little time to make repairs, Thompson was forced to withdraw.
Sponsor Pindar will still have some representation in the Vabré with their Pindar 40 boasting an all-female crew. Keep tabs on the race at http://www.jacques-vabre.com/en/s01_home/s01p01_home.php.