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Multi50 Drekan Groupe capsizes off the coast of Portugal

Multi50 Drekan Groupe capsizes off the coast of Portugal

At around 21:00 UTC the Transat Jacques Vabre race office received a call from Christopher Pratt, co-skipper of the Multi50, Drekan Group, to inform them that they had just capsized.

The two skippers, Eric Defert and Christopher Pratt are safe inside the boat. They have triggered the distress beacon. Equipped with their survival suits, they have secured the boat for tracking and have thought about how to facilitate the rescue.

The boat is 300 miles from the island of San Miguel in the Azores archipelago.

The race director is in contact with the MRCC in Azores and the CROSS Gris-Nez to CO-ordinate the rescue.

There will be more information tomorrow morning. 

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