First picture of Le Cam

Here is the first picture of Vendee Globe sailor Jean Le Cam and his fellow French competitor Vincent Riou who rescued him after his Open 60 capsized 200 miles west of Cape Horn.

Riou reported that Le Cam was safe and sound aboard his own boat, PRB, although the yacht had suffered some damage in the process.

A major rescue operation took place yesterday to retrieve Le Cam, 49, from the upturned hull of VM Matériaux.

The Vendee Globe is a non-stop, solo, round-the-world race.

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