The start of the Portimão Global Ocean Race is going to be put back from this coming Sunday until June 4, to allow Pierside Boatworks in Charleston to complete repairs to Michel Kleinjan’s Open 40, Roaring Forty, which was severely damaged in a collision with an outbound cargo ship, in the final stages of the last leg. The stop over hosts – the South Carolina Maritime Foundation – and all the other race crews all agreed that the start should be delayed. Looking at the photos, we get the impression that some of those hull problems might have been there before the collision. What say you? Listen to Clean’s interview just minutes after Kleinjans limped into port right here.
More pix here.