Figaro 3 sinks after hitting an unlit Cardinal buoy at night

Figaro 3 sinks after hitting an unlit Cardinal buoy at night

photo - SNSM Aber Wrac'h

It has been reported that a Figaro 3 "NF habitat" has sunk off the entrance to the Aber-Wrac'h channel after hitting a low unlit Cardinal Buoy (Basse Paupian) at night.

This took place early on Monday morning and the two sailors were on their way in company with other Figaro 3 yachts to the start of the Tour de Bretagne.

Crew are ok and despite some efforts to tow the boat it sank pretty quickly. Plans are afoot to recover the boat - it is currently in 15m of water.

Hope this race boat can be salvaged and back in the game soon - although the extent of the damage as yet is unknown.

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