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Devenir collides with an object but will keep racing

Published on 30/08/2021

At 1030hrs CET this morning, Monday, Violette Dorange (Devenir) informed the Race Direction that her boat had just struck an unidentified floating object.

The port rudder came up and struck the hull. There is a small crack in the hull, but no water ingress. The autopilot cylinder plate has come off. Dorange is looking to find a solution to repair but has not immediate plans to give up the race at this time.

Race management and Violette remain in contact to monitor the situation.

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