Scott Cavanough forced to abandon his boat..
Scott Cavanough (797 – brainchild.org.au) was forced to abandon his 2010 Brett Bakewell-White’s design prototype. The boat dismasted and that severely damaged the bow.
The possibility of setting up a jury rig was impossible. Scott got on board the escort boat Pen Ar Clos this morning.
Scott followed the standard safety procedure and he – at regular intervals – has pressed his ERPIB’s red button, indicating that he had a technical problem and that he was asking for help. Yesterday, the race director asked one of the seven escort boats, Pen Ar Clos, to navigate through the night at high speed to be, in the early morning, alongside the Australian sailor.
It has to be said too… The American sailor Emma Creighton (574 – Pocket Rocket) remained all night near Scott, accepting to put her race aside for a while. Emma has set sails again this morning after the arrival of the escort boat in the zone. Beau geste Emma…
Scott will stay aboard Pen Ar Clos until Brazil.