Atlantic Ocean – On the 10th day of the Transat New York to Barcelona Race, the IMOCA 60 race boat Safran, skippered by Marc Guillemot and Morgan Lagraviére, are heading towards Cadiz in the south of Spain.
Last night, around 0230 hrs local time, during a manœuvre on the foredeck in around 35-40 knots of wind, Marc had a fall during which he suffered an injury. He is experiencing strong pain in his ribs.
Both sailors have decided to head towards Cadiz in order to get further medical assistance.
The duo have had a great race so far and they were in the lead of the fleet a few miles from the Strait of Gibraltar. Safran is now 20 miles from Cadiz.
The race organisation is putting in place all the necessary support and logistics to welcome the Skippers and the boat to Cadiz.
Further information will be made available as soon as we have more news.