truly the 11th hour
Race organization received news at 10am UTC that Team 11th Hour Racing sustained damage to their forestay and are headed north to Lorient, France to access the situation in full.
Hannah reported, “At 0945 UTC this morning we were sailing upwind in 16-17 knots when there was a loud bang. Our forestay has detached at the top of the mast dropping the solent into the water. We have recovered the sail and saved the rig. We are headed back towards Brest where we will make a final decision on our race status.”
Brest is approximately 150nm from their last reported position, which you can view in the online race tracker here.
November 11th, 2013