A collision brought Senso's St Tropez regatta to a premature end when she lost part of her bow


This is what’s left of Senso One’s stem after a collision with the stern of a yacht just before the big schooner’s start at Les Voiles de St Tropez today. As she approached the line the ex-Mari Cha 1V (147ft) collided with the relatively sharp sugar scoop stern of another yacht. A crewman aboard Senso said they were doing about 11 knots when the incident occurred. No one was hurt but a large chunk of Senso’s stem went missing proving the usefulness of a collision bulkhead. Senso was later seen motoring out of St Tropez bay heading for Antibes and a patch up – she was predicted to be back in action by Friday?