(Source:Clipper Race) As the fleet starts Race 9 to Qingdao in China, Jamaica Get All Right has
unfortunately had to retire due to a failed forestay bottle screw
fitting. The forestay supports the mast and is also what the Yankee
headsail is attached to. The crew on board are fine and well and conditions
safe as a spare Yankee halyard is being used as a temporary forestay to
stabilise the rig.
Kinabalu in Malaysia and is due to arrive in four days’ time to receive a new
fitting. Best effort will be made to repair the boat as quickly as
possible and the team will then make best speed for Qingdao immediately.
The retirement due to equipment failure will see the team awarded with 1