Damian Foxall might be on course for yet a new record this morning off the West Coast of Ireland but the County Kerry Round the World sailor will spare a thought for his previous craft, the current record holder, the Oman Sail MOD70, Musandam-Oman Sail that is preparing for a tow back across the Atlantic Ocean for repairs.
The Arab MOD70 capsized off the Canadian Coast in July when a Transatlantic record attempt went wrong with Foxall on board. There's still no news on how the giant trimaran capsized.
The crew were rescued by a passing cargo ship and a giant recovery operation then followed. The crew, inlcuding Foxall, went back out into the Atlantic, found it five days later and recovered the broken rig boom and sails by diving. They righted the 70–foot hull mid–Atlantic, towed it back across Grand Banks to St Pierre et Miquelon where it is now lies. An Oman Sail spokeswoman told Afloat.ie: 'we are working on getting the boat back to France'.