Musandam-Oman Sail capsize: all crew safely ashore in Newfoundland – the race to recover the boat begins – final update

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The Musandam-Oman Sail crew were safely transferred ashore in Newfoundland overnight following the capsize of the MOD70 trimaran on Sunday morning while racing the Transat Quebec-St Malo.

The team has been medically assessed and they are well. Ireland’s Damian Foxall and Mayeul Riffet from France are supporting Loik Gallon and the shore team with recovering the MOD70 while the other team members, French skipper Sidney Gavignet, Fahad Al Hasni (OMA) and Alex Pella (ESP) will return home to their families.

“We are thankful and hugely relieved that the crew are safe and sound and on dry land,” said David Graham, Oman Sail CEO.

“We have a great team and they are now fully focussed on recovering Musandam-Oman Sail.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax, the cargo ship Torm Alexandra that rescued the crew and the Transat Quebec-St Malo race management for their support with this operation.

“Thank you also to all our supporters around the world who have sent messages and well wishes to the crew and the team – we are very grateful for your support.”

The capsize happened in the early hours on Sunday 17 July approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon.

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