Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:06 AM
Bad luck strikes again.
Thomson & McDonald look for a Port to refuge in caused by damage to Hugo Boss keel. Hitting a submerged object. None hurt except pride, feelings, and sponsors.
Hugo Boss had completed just over a third of the 4,350-mile course of this biennial double-handed race to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil - the longest and toughest in the sailing calendar. Both skippers were working with their technical team on the best destination. to sail to. The newly launched Hugo Boss was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 420 miles southwest from Madeira and 380 miles northwest of the Canary Islands when the mishap occurred.
.Following the incident, Alex and Neal hove to the boat, carried out an inspection to assess the damage sustained. They determined that the keel is only attached by the hydraulic ram forcing the withdrawal.
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