Dutchman mark Slats (Slats Mark) coming second in the solo circumnavigation Race, the Golden Globe, October 15, informed the organizers that got injured.
A sudden strong gust of wind and three-metre wave put it . Ohpen Maverick mast on the water. At this point, the Toolbox flew across the cabin and hit the sailor in the chest.
Slats suggests that he could be a fracture or a cracked rib.
A sharp change in the weather was a complete surprise to him. Since the beginning of October sailing was in calm weather conditions, which even allowed him to clean the bottom of the yacht from adhering shellfish to improve the streamlining of the body.
According to the official group in Facebook by the Russian participant of the regatta Igor Zaretsky, his Endurance 35 Esmeralda , too, was overgrown with barnacles. In the near future, Igor will either repeat the experience of Mark of the Slats and swim yourself (but not in the heart of Tasmaniaand the southern ocean), or to figure out how to get rid of these unwelcome passengers remotely.
Of the ten participants reached the Cape of Good Hope, the race continues only eight.
In late September, the Irish Macguckin Gregor (Gregor McGuckin) and Indian abilash of Tomi (Abhilash Tomy) was evacuated after a strong storm in the South Indian ocean has damaged their yacht the Biscay 36 Hanley Energy Endurance and Thuriya. Abilash Tom received a serious back injury when his boat rolled over 360 degrees and was hospitalized. The operation was successful, and now the “iron ridge”, as Tom has already managed to be nicknamed in the Indian Navy, you only need time to fully recover.
Before the evacuation Makhalina and Tom last eliminated was Loic Lepage (Loïc Lepage). The layover in Cape town for repairs and replenishment of water, he went to class Chichester.
Today the race continues to lead the 73-year-old Jean-Luc van den Heede (Jean-Luc van den Heede) . 36 Matmut. Mark Slats, running second, he’s already surpassed in six weeks. In third place in the race is the Estonian Uku, Randmaa (Uku Randmaa) . 36 One and All (behind Jean-Luc van den Heede 8.5 weeks).
With the separation of the three leaders just a week on the Rustler 36 DHL Starlight is the representative of great Britain , Susie Goodall (Susie Goodall). According to her, now in her yacht “more water than ever during the race and now it’s all wet.”
For 10 days from Goodall behind the American Kopar Istvan (Istvan Kopar) on Tradewind 35 Puffin and Finn Tapio Lehtinen (Tapio Lehtinen) 36 Asteria Gaia. Due to a failed radio Kopar cannot receive weather forecasts and signals required for navigation. In the last week he has to focus on a daily rhythm of gain and remission of the wind.
Completing the fleet of Australian mark Sinclair (Mark Sinclair) on a Lello 34 Coconut and our Igor Zaretsky. The closest competitors, Lehtinen and Kopara they’re behind by a month.