Pegg dismasted in Transat
A particularly sad exit for Paul, as this was his second attempt following his rescue in 1999 when he was rolled over by a rogue wave.
This time he was very well prepared and in good shape for the race.
A second boat was dismasted, one of the leading POGO (the one design class within the Mini fleet) boats called 2001 Sourisses. Not so many smiles this morning unfortunately.
The Mini Transat, started from La Rochelle Saturday on the first leg of their 4300 miles race to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.
The first leg is 1350 miles to Puerto Calero, Lanzarote.