Safran arrived at the marina in Newport yesterday (Monday) at 23:00 (French time). Morgan Lagravière, the skipper, confirmed that the boat had hit a large marine mammal and that following the impact, he found that a foil was broken, causing a small leak.
Safran’s technical team immediately got to work to make a precise evaluation of the damage. The initial assessment suggested the need for major repairs.
The plan is to do the repairs needed to sail the boat back to France, where work will begin in the boatyard.