Javier Sanso http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29759/all en Yachting: Spanish sailor Sanso awaits rescue after capsize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/yachting-spanish-sailor-sanso-awaits-rescue-after-capsize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish sailor Javier Sanso capsized on Sunday and was waiting to be rescued as he sees his bid to finish the Vendee Globe threatened, some 500 nautical miles west of Madeira, Portugal, race organisers announced on Sunday. </p> <p>"At 11h49 French time (10h49 GMT), two distress beacons were triggered and a rescue helicopter has been sent," read a statement on the Vendee Globe website. </p> <p>Sanso was reported to be on a lifeboat and signalling for help as well as setting off smoke flares as he awaits help.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/yachting-spanish-sailor-sanso-awaits-rescue-after-capsize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Capsizing Disaster Javier Sanso Technology Vendée Globe AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:30:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744807 at http://www.globalpost.com