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Franck Cammas seriously injured during America's Cup training in Quiberon

by Editor 30 Nov 2015 16:00 GMT 30 November 2015
Franck Cammas at Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Bermuda © Yvan Zedda

During America's Cup training today in Quiberon, France, Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama Team France, was seriously wounded in the right leg.

As part of the preparation for the America's Cup, Franck Cammas and his team were training with two boats at the National Sailing School in Quiberon Bay.

On departure of one of the practice sessions, in a wind of around twenty knots and while he was at the helm, the skipper went overboard and the rudder caught his right leg while the hydrofoiling catamaran was launched at full speed.

Cammas was very quickly recovered on a rigid support boat and the skipper was repatriated to land where firefighters and a doctor were waiting. He was then evacuated by emergency helicopter to Nantes hospital.

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