It was all going so well
Kevin & Victoria Rolling
Sat 11 Jun 2011 11:54
39 46n : 22 50w
A little over an hour ago the 10mm bolt that holds the Boom to Mast snapped !
We were very lucky to prevent the rest of the bolt coming out as the resultant carnage can only be imagined ! The fitting is now lashed in place as is the boom and mainsail.
We intend to complete the race under Jib alone and do not require any assistance.
We are still making about 4.5 kts and will be able to effect a repair once we arrive. We just need a lot of wind to keep us going - fortunatly we have just that.
Happy days !
Kevin & Matt