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Team Aberdeen Singapore and France's team in major crash at Extreme Sailing Series

SINGAPORE – Team Aberdeen Singapore and France’s Groupama sailing team crashed just metres from the finish as a big gust hit the fleet on the final run to the line at Extreme Sailing Series on Saturday.

In winds that were varying from 5 to 25 knots, Team Aberdeen Singapore’s boat caught the biggest gust of the day as they came into the finish line and ploughed into the back of the French team.

Tanguy Cariou onboard Groupama sailing team suffered minor facial injuries, and was taken ashore immediately for treatment. The rest of the crew onboard both Groupama and Team Aberdeen Singapore are uninjured, a statement from the Extreme Sailing Series said.

The Safety Team were immediately on site to provide assistance, and all the crews were quickly taken account of. The technical team are craning out the boats at The Float@Marina Bay for full damage assessment.

Due to the conditions, Race Director Phil Lawrence had earlier called the whole day a no-Guest Sailor day, so there were no guests onboard at any time on Saturday.

Groupama is busy working on fixing their mast, and expects to be back on the racetrack tomorrow. However, the damage assessment is not yet complete on Team Aberdeen Singapore.

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