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Transat sailing boat collides with cargo ship

V&B skipper Maxime Sorel sets off on the 3050m solo race to New York. Credit: Lloyd Images

One of the sailing boats taking part in the Transat Bakerly race has collided with a cargo ship today (3 May).

At around 10am the Race Control operators received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 V&B.

V&B skipper Maxime Sorel - Class40. Credit: Lloyd Images

He'd suffered a serious collision with a cargo ship, leaving the bowsprit of his boat damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is currently still standing up.

The skipper is not injured, and he will now head to La Trinité sur Mer, or Lorient, to assess the damage.



Drunk driver jailed for killing RNLI volunteer

Sonny Richards

A drunk driver who killed an RNLI volunteer from Plymouth in a hit and run has been jailed for more than four years.

34 year old Nathan Dale was cycling home early in the morning last month when he was hit from behind. He died in hospital.

24 year old Sonny Richards fled the scene but later returned to tell police what he had done. Breathalyser tests found he was two and a half times over the limit.

Nathan Dale
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