Crew member on GBR7383R Visit Malta Puma
Oh what a night!!
Well, what a difference a day makes! Visit Malta Puma are now back in therace after a pit-stop n Great Yarmouth during the night A phone call at 7pmyesterday alerted us that there was a problem onboard and the team had madea decision to turn back to sheltered waters to try and repair the faultyalternator. Against the odds, they managed to strip down the alternator,clean it, rebuild it, re-attach it to the engine and it worked!! Amazing..
At 4.45am this morning they left Great Yarmouth and got back to the job ofracing round the British Isles. This is no mean feat as it has left them atthe back of the fleet with everything to do. They are now fighting to getinto contention again, and remember this is only the beginning of day 3!!
Meanwhile, Playing Around Logic has lost a little ground overnight but itstill heading exactly on the race rhumb-line to the next mark. They arecurrently adjacent to Sunderland/Newcastle area and will be in Scottishwaters very shortly. All is well onboard although there has been a few boutsof seasickness amongst the team due to the stiff breeze and short, choppyseas over Dogger Bank. They found a stowaway yesterday, an electric kettle,not the most useful piece of equipment on a yacht with no domestic power!Yesterdays weather was very challenging for all the yachts with consistent35 knots of breeze with squalls recorded at 50 knots - not particularlypleasant for anyone.
News from the fleet is that Tonnerre de Breskens 3 has taken over theoverall lead from TP 52 John Merricks, and the leading yachts (the 2 Volvo70's) are just 100 miles from Muckle Flugga, the Northern most part of thecourse.
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