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Jules Verne Trophy - A record and then an abandonment for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild!

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Crossing into the fierce Indian Ocean at 35 knots, the starboard rudder stock, to leeward, suffered damage that would have been irreparable at sea. This is a huge disappointment for Franck Camas and Charles Caudrelier and their crew, who at this point on the course had a lead of more than 850 miles over Francis Joyon's record, and the weather conditions to come were looking favorable, at least in the medium term. After Thomas Coville's team Sodebo also abandoned at about the same spot and for a similar reason, there’s no doubt that the rudders will be the focus of attention for the Ultims teams over the coming weeks.

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