Vendée Globe : Burton still on standby

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Louis Burton's brother Nelson shared the latest information regarding the current situation of his brother: « I just talked to him. In the middle of the night, it was impossible for him to efficiently assess the damages because the impact area is located on the shroud, which is close to the water and hard to access. In such a situation, the process is clear: Pictures have been taken and the technical team will receive them in a few minutes. What I can already tell you is there are three impact spots on the shroud. Two of them are minor but the third could be more serious. No decision has been made yet and Louis still doesn't know whether he'll stay in the race or have to go back. Our team's analysis of the pictures will help us have a clearer view of the situation and tell you about the final decisions very soon. Louis rested for a few hours because he was emotionally spent after the accident. »

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 November 2012 )