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Joyon capzised today just hours after starting from New York.
courtesy Don Emmert / AFP / DPPI / IDEC

Disaster for Joyon as he capsizes

Posted: Aug 22, 2011 03:02 pm EDT

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(By Jon Amtrup)Francis Joyon did only get to sail 7 hours in to his transatlantic record attempt before he capzised his 30 meters long trimaran IDEC. The French sailing legend did not get hurt in the incident and will most likely stay in the inverted hull until a tug comes to tow him back.Joyon passed the start line off the Ambrose Light at 00:08:10 GMT Monday morning. At the time of capsize IDEC had been sailing in 25 knots form the south when allegedly she was hit by a violent squall.Joyon was not injured and has been in...

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