After Tom Laperche, Anthony Marchand... The skipper of the trimaran Actual Ultim 3 was the victim of a violent collision with an UFO this Tuesday morning at 8:23 a.m. French time. It was the port foil that hit this unidentified floating object, causing the boat to slow down significantly. “The appendix is in place, seriously damaged,” explained the team of the former Figariste who is in 4th position in the Arkéa Ultim Challenge, 2700 miles from leader Charles Caudrelier, and approaching the longitude of Cape of good hope.
“The skipper is well and the boat is safe. Anthony Marchand and the Actual team have decided to continue the route and are not considering a technical stopover,” the team also announced. Last Thursday, it was Tom Laperche, then in second position in this unprecedented race around the world, who hit a UFO, the impact causing damage to the central fin and a leak. The sailor of the trimaran SVR Lazartigue managed to reach the port of Cape Town this Monday to assess the damage and decide whether or not to continue the adventure.