the Vendee race is considered the most dangerous race there is and it is for good reason that it is referred to this way. One boat split in half when he was going into a wave. He found himself in the water very quickly and was able to send one text before a large wave came. He was able to put together a life boat just in time and give off his location with a beacon, which was hard to find in the dark.
- Tuesday morning’s rescue of Vendée Globe sailor Kevin Escoffier—whose 60-foot racer sank just seconds after breaking apart—was not only unlikely, but miraculous.
- The 40-year-old, a veteran of multiple around-the-world sailing races, barely had time to get into his survival suit and launch the life raft before his boat sank.
- Hearing that Escoffier was lost again, the race organizers diverted three other racers to try to find the life raft.
“Jean Le Cam, who had diverted his 60-foot yacht Yes We Cam! to search for Escoffier, had himself been rescued 12 years earlier in this nonstop, single-handed, around-the-world sailing race.”