GGR: Boat Susie Goodall during a storm rolled through the nose

The coast guard Falmouth (England) is at 11:00 UTC (14:00 Moscow time) on December 5 has recorded the activation of the emergency position-indicating radio beacon location indicator (EPIRB) from the boat Rustler 36 Starlight British participants in the non-stop round the world regatta single Golden Globe Race , Susie Goodall (Susie Goodall). According to the organizers of the race during a storm with winds up to 60 knots in the South Pacific ocean, 2000 nautical miles West of Cape horn boat girls flipped over the nose and as a result left without a mast. Falmouth coast guard immediately notified the race organizers and rescuers of Chile, responsible for the region.

Now yachtswoman safe, weather is a bit better (the wind is “only” 45 knots), but about how to continue the race, may not be considered. Although the hull is not damaged, it is impossible to set the alarm the mast.

“The boat is destroyed. I can’t put a temporary mast. All that remains intact is the hull,” said Goodall.

A rescue ship was supposed to go to her from Chile. But even at the maximum possible speed way 480 nautical miles will take him about two days. According to latest information, rescuers decided to ask help to a 190-metre cargo ship MV Hong Kong “TIAN FU” (“heaven Blessed”), which is expected to pick up Goodall in the early morning of 7 December. On the ship she will travel to Argentina.

All hatches and portholes its a boat, safety equipment is also preserved, so that Goodall does not require immediate assistance.

“We are closely monitoring the situation, talking with Susie every hour and cooperate with representatives of the rescue services in Chile, trying to develop the best plan of action. We also told all family and Susie continue to keep them informed,” says the head of the organizing Committee of GGR don McIntyre (Don McIntyre).

Misfortune never comes alone. The trouble with Susie started with the fact that shortly before the incident she had problems with autorului. The girl put the stern to the floating anchor and started cleaning the grotto. She then walked into the cabin.
Then the boat capsized through the nose and threw her across the cabin.

She hit her head and some time spent unconscious. She has a cut hand and a headache.

The doctor advised Susie during a communication session and continues to monitor her condition. After the coup Goodall went on deck to assess the damage and found that the end leading to the anchor, torn.

Russian Igor Zaretsky goes to Albany (Australia), which will raise your boat to clean off the Barnacle, and surely goes to the class Chiсhester. Australian mark Sinclair (Mark Sinclair) the day before it arrives home in port Adelaide (Australia) and also came out of the main competition. Thus, the race now continued only five sailors: the Frenchman Jean-Luc van den Heede (Jean-Luc van den Heede), Dutch mark Slats (Slats Mark), Estonian Uku, Randmaa (Uku Randmaa), American Kopar Istvan (Istvan Kopar) and Finn Tapio Lehtinen (Tapio Lehtinen).

Closest to Goodall (approximately 400 nautical miles) is now UCF, Randmaa. But, first, he was ahead of her, and secondly, in the same storm conditions. So it hardly makes sense to unfold. Much safer to Istvan Kopar, which is 780 nautical miles behind the girls, to continue on the course and intercept it. If Chilean rescuers will have any problems, Kopar is able to get to Goodall about six days.

29-year-old Goodall — the only girl participating in the Golden Globe Race, and the youngest yachtswoman of the regatta. She was fourth in the racing fleet.

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