After being forced to abandon her Vendee race on 5 December following a violent collision with a floating object south of Cape Town, British skipper Sam Davies sailed back into Les Sables d’Olonne on Friday 26 Febuary.
Sam Davies arrived in Cape Town Saturday morning and confirmed by video that she is officially retiring from the Vendee Globe race
Britain’s Sam Davies on Initiatives Coeur is now heading slowly towards Cape Town, following the strike with a floating object Wednesday night.
In the Vendee Globe race, Britain’s Sam Davies’ Initiatives Coeur has hit a floating object and is heading North at low speed
With Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss now out of the Vendee Globe and setting course for Cape Town, race leader Charlie Dalin (Apivia) is some 520 nautical miles west of the longitude of Cape of Good Hope
The ninth edition of the Vendée Globe solo non-stop race around the world will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic coast on Sunday 8 November