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Ian Thomson organiser of the Australian “Save Our Seas Ocean Racing” campaign and his hand selected crew were scheduled to sail around Australia to raise awareness for the cause onboard Brindabella, Australia’s most famous racing Maxi yacht on the 11th May. The Sailing Campaign and attempt to break the World Sailing Speed Record for the fastest monohull Around Australia while raising awareness of the destruction of plastic bags has been withdrawn from the Save Our Seas Ocean Racing Circumnavigation of Australia campaign.

In a statement and posting on the SOS International facebook page, Thomson claims “the attempt has been put on hold due to unforeseen logistical issues”, yet we hear there was trouble in the camp amongst crew with owner Brindabella owner Jim Cooney withdrawing from the effort.