Les Sables-d'Olonne (France) (AFP)

German Boris Herrmann (Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco), vying for victory in the Vendée Globe, collided with a fishing boat Wednesday evening while sailing in third position 160 km from the finish in Les Sables d 'Olonne.

The German skipper, who claimed victory thanks to a six-hour hourly compensation, collided with a fishing boat at 19:50 GMT, causing damage to the starboard foil (appendage which allows to fly) "but the sailor goes good, "said the organizers.

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