AUDIO - Ellen speaks from the Southern Ocean


 
A daily update direct from Kingfisher2
Monday 24 Februay Disaster as Kingfisher2 dismasts. Ellen tells of how she heard a loud bang from below and thought initially that they had suffered another collision ( in French). Neal McDonald's watch was on deck at the time. McDonald describes the conditions on deck at the time while French sailmaker Bruno Dubois gives his version of events (and in French) Sunday 23 February Talking about taking the spinnaker down in in 50 knots of breeze, which ended up with a rip in the mainsail. The waves have also transformed into giant Southern Ocean swells that the cat is surfing down. In French. Saturday 22 February Ellen talks today about the barometer going through the floor, faster than she's ever seen. The crew are also discussing what's going on in the America's Cup. In French. Friday 21 February Land Ahoy! Ellen and crew pass just three miles away from Marion Island. Also Ellen talks today of what lies ahead for their competitor Geronimo as they enter the South Atlantic. For French readers, please click here to listen in French. Thursday, 20 February From on board Ellen describes the collision which resulted in them sheering off one of Kingfisher2's daggerboard. In French Ellen describes the conditions they are experiencing in the Southern Ocean and about the collision. Wednesday, 19 February Kingfisher2 Ellen sums up how their attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy record is going. They now need to average two knots more than Geronimo through the Southern Ocean. Andrew Preece was above the rudder at the time of the collision yesterday and describes what happened.

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