Mike Sanderson on the VOR: Disaster

Mike Sanderson on the VOR: Disaster

Sunday November 6 2011 Author: Mike Sanderson Location: none selected

So close to making it through the worst of the big breeze and then disaster struck. We were looking after the boat nicely when at approx 0900 this morning while going upwind in 35 knots of wind, suddenly the boat went really bow down and immediately we knew it wasn't good. Instantly we slowed the boat right down, got the remainder of the guys in their bunks into life jackets and then set about tacking over to head for shelter.

The water tight bulkhead is doing a great job, the pumps are running and we are nursing the boat with just a double reefed mainsail into port.

Right now we have no idea how major the damage is, we can however see a puncture wound on the port side and streams of carbon peeling off so it isn't good. We are all safe though, as I write this we are just an hour from a safe harbour. The guys are doing a fantastic job, all very positive and working incredibly hard even though you can see the bitter disappointment on all their faces.

Be under no illusion though, we will be back with vengeance.

I will let you all know as soon as we have checked our poor boat out in a few hours...

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HI MOOSE,SORRY FOR THAT KEEP

HI MOOSE,SORRY FOR THAT KEEP FIGHTING , GUILLERMO ALTADILL (WAITING FOR THE NEXT STORM IN TJV)

Moose, my best wishes go out

Moose, my best wishes go out to you and the lads for a speedy recovery from this. Also of course the fellas on Abu.

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  • 07/11/2011 - 17:00
    HI MOOSE,SORRY FOR THAT KEEP FIGHTING , GUILLERMO ALTADILL (WAITING FOR THE NEXT STORM IN TJV)
  • 06/11/2011 - 13:55
    Moose, my best wishes go out to you and the lads for a speedy recovery from this. Also of course the fellas on Abu.

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