French sailor saved after yacht breaks in two in round-the-world race

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Kevin Escoffier has been forced to abandon ship in Vendée Globe race; he was found off Cape of Good Hope 11 hours after sending an alert.

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The French sailor Kevin Escoffier, who was forced to abandon ship during the Vendée Globe yacht race, was rescued off the Cape of Good Hope on Tuesday morning 11 hours after sending a distress signal, reports The Guardian.