Monday, October 13, 2008

Telefonica Blue undertake repairs

Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race
Telefonica Blue officially suspended racing having reached landfall near Gibraltar last night to undertake repairs to the steering gear they damaged soon after the race start in Alicante. Bouwe Bekking and his crew notified race HQ at 18:53:26 GMT that they had stopped at the port of Algeciras in Gibraltar Bay. They now have to serve a 12-hour penalty under the pit stop rule before re-starting.

Latest News: In the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1, Bouwe Bekking’s men have completed repairs to their damaged steering system are back on the race track, where overnight, the fleet compressed heading into the Atlantic. The Telefonica Blue crew raised their mainsail at 06:17 GMT and the team proceeded to their last racing position where they resumed racing at 06:53 after serving their minimum 12 hour pit stop penalty.