Monday, November 24, 2008

Telefónica Blue Damage Photos

onEdition Photography/ Team Telefonica
Just when everything seemed to be going right for Bouwe Bekking and his menon Telefónica Blue, it all went wrong again. The boat was loving the conditions, the crew were pushing hard, and slowly, but surely, climbing back up the leaderboard, when the crew heard a big bang, and everything changed."We snapped one of our daggerboards, the boards which prevent the boat from slipping sideways," explained skipper Bouwe Bekking. We destroyed it and had to stop the boat for 45 minutes," he said. Even worse for the crew, the little speed they were able to do, was on the wrong tack and sailing awayfrom the finish in India and they lost 10 precious miles. -