The French sailor waiting for the worst to blow over

French skipper Roland Jourdain exercised his better judgement last night and stopped racing in the Rolex Fastnet Race. He ducked into Plymouth to preserve his boat and says he will set out again when the weather moderates.

His priority is to preserve his Open 60 Véolia, which was relaunched 10 days ago after a major refit that involved lightening ship considerably. The ultimate goal for Jourdain and his co-skipper Jean-Luc Nélias is to take part in two-handed circumnavigation in the Barcelona World Race in November.

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