Immediately up on deck, he observed that he’d lost part of the bow of his starboard float. It is night time in the area and given the sea state – nearly 4.5 metres of swell – and wind - 30 knots of northerly -, it’s difficult to gauge the extent of the damage for now.
Sébastien Josse is safe and sound and together with his shore team and his routing cell he’s currently looking for a solution to make terra firma as quickly as possible.
Indeed, the most important thing right now is to get the sailor to shelter as a new low pressure system will sweep across the Bay of Biscay over the coming hours.
More information to follow