Monday, December 10, 2007

PRB's broken mast - It's over!

From PRB shore team: Today at 16:00 GMT, PRB was 100 miles away from Cape Town. After a difficult night, sailing upwind with strong winds up to 40 knots. The boat is now sailing at 12 knots... "So if we keep this wind, we should arrive around 6.00 am tomorrow morning," said skipper Vincent Riou. From the boat, Riou has started to coordinate with his team the process for returning the boat to France by cargo ship. On site, a ‘local’ sailor, famous in the offshore racing world, will be there to lead them in upon their arrival at this big South African port.