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Le Turquais Aground At Alderney

Published on 17/06/2019

Tanguy LeTurquais ran aground on the rocks of the eastern tip of Alderney around 1330hrs French time. Despite several attempts to get off unaided Race Direction sent an inflatable RIB to help. Unfortunately on the falling tide, Quéguiner-Kayak was stuck fast on rocks while there was still about twenty centimetres of tidal range still to fall.

Bob Escoffier’s motor trimaran Express, which accompanies the fleet as media boat and guard ship, tried to pass a line which was connected to a spinnaker halyard to tilt the Figaro Bénéteau 3 over enough to get it off. Finally, Le Turquais has stayed on board knowing that the tide was not going down much more.

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