The One Planet, One Ocean collides with a whale in the Great South
The One Planet, One Ocean has proven its robustness in the waters of the Great South.
Sailors participating in the Vendée Globe have not won for scares in recent days.
The last one featured the One Planet One Ocean by Catalan navigator Didac Costa who was hit by a whale 650 miles southwest of the Cape of Good Hope without having to regret personal or material damage.
Costa was sailing at a speed of 10 knots when he suddenly felt the impact. He quickly stopped the boat and it was possible to analyze if the structure of the boat and the keel had suffered damage: “I verified that there was only a scratch on the keel, in the next few hours I will continue inspecting, but I do not think it is anything serious,” he told through their networks.
YOU COULD SEE HIS HEAD AND PART OF THE BODY, ABOUT 7 OR 8 METERS
At that time Didac was inside the cabin, when the boat suddenly stopped after hearing a loud crash, he quickly came out on deck and saw the cetacean emerge from the stern and move away. “Didac immediately went outside and spotted the whale, still nearby, puffing on the fin / stern of the boat. You could see his head and part of the body, about 7 or 8 meters, “he explains on his Facebook page https://fb.watch/2eozsfV_Vf/