Monday, 7 November 2011

Rough 1st Day

Just 6 hrs in the race, Abu Dhabi boat Azzam  broke her mast in three places. The boat was sailing in 30kts of winds  and waves said to be 10 m. hight. Luckily no crew members were injured by this accident  and the boat is motoring back to Alicante. A spare Mast has arrived in Alicante and I read that the Boat is hoped to be sailing again in 3 days.

Another casualty.

An image of the damaged Hull of Sanya Lan. She had to suspend the VOR last night and is now in the  harbour of Motril, Sp. to assess the damage and make a repair plan.

So after 1 day into the  race only 4 boats managed to sail through the Strait of Gibraltar to reach the Open Ocean , where the big winds and waves are waiting.

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