The latest race news from the race
Andrea Fantini and Alberto Bona informed the race office this morning that they had abandoned the Transat Jacques Vabre with damage to their starboard rudder damage probably related to a collision with a UFO. The skippers had diverted to Lisbon to assess the damage.
“As a result of the collision with a UFO, our starboard rudder is unusable and after thorough evaluations of the damage suffered, we are not position technically or in terms of safety to continue the Transat Jacques Vabre. We officially declare our abandonment. We will stay in Lisbon to make repairs. We wish you all good luck and thank you for your support in this experience.”
Andrea Fantini - skipper of ENEL GREEN POWER, Class40 n. ITA55
Alberto Bona - co-skipper