Re: Spain

Mon 26 Nov 2007 13:20
Jigsaw of Gosort is currently in the port of Arguineguin in the South of Gran Canaria. About three hours after the start we found that our prop was seriously fouled by a rope that subsequently became entangled with our rudder and profoundly impeded our ability to steer. Given the distance to go we decided to request assistance to return to Gran Canaria. Assistance was provided by the Spanish Lifeboat from Arguineguin who reached us at about 20:00 last night and towed us the 28 miles to the base where we arrived at about 02:00 this morning.
Once we are clear as to the extent of any damage we will let you know what we intend to do. I was injured in the attempt to free the rope and have had to have medical treatment to a cut.
Paul McCarthy.