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Cape 2 Rio
Update on the situation:
One more boat returning home, a Vand de stadt 34, Indaba with an injured crew member.
Regarding the others returning home or in trouble and the conditions:
"The majority of the fleet were still suffering rough sea conditions last night with poor visibility and a lot of rain this morning.
The current situation on the following yachts:
BILLE (Bavaria 54) – All crew of have now been transferred to SAS Islandwana. Two reported injured crew, the skipper with broken ribs and one crew member with lacerations..
Then the navy managed to clear all damaged rigging and have left the vessel to return to later. Once crew were secured, SAS Islandwana immediately left the area to go to assist yacht AVA.
AVA (Miura) – We have just had a report from SAS Islandwana that they have spotted yacht in very poor visibility. AVA sailing without power and communications but all well on board. SAS Islandwana now on their way to yacht Isla.
ISLA ( Schionning cruising cat ) reported late last night taking on water in the engine compartment and an electrical fire. They have had a container vessel Bosun, standing by for assistance since early this morning. All is under control and the yacht has decided to continue under sail to Saldanha. Smit Madura is on station with yacht Isla possibly to tow them back to port.
BLACK CAT (DiDi 38) – NSRI Station 3 are on route to tow her back to shore due to no steerage from a broken rudder.
PEEKAY (Beneteau 51) safely in harbour at Yachtport.
DO DO (Fortuna 37 ), AVOCET (Beneteau 45), AVANTI (Vickers 41) and FTI Flyer (Charger 33) – are currently heading back to shore.
Tranquillo are only able to receive calls, otherwise all well.
Some trackers have been reported not to be moving but XtraLink are on top of each issue and most should be sorted by now."
We don't have any weather information trough the tracker. I will look at it later to see what they have ahead but for now all on that are racing seem to be doing well, including the smaller boat, a SF 3200 that sailed duo is on the front pack, behind the big boats.
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Last edited by PCP; 01-06-2014 at 07:32 PM.