Team movistar to stop at Eclipse Island to take on essential keel ram repair equipment - 16/1/06
Bouwe Beking and team aboard movistar have decided to take a pitstop at Eclipse Island to take on essential equipment in order to secure their damaged keel ram. So far the team has been able to make a successful jury repair, but to complete this satisfactorily, they need some additional equipment.
In the final approaches to the island Bekking explained: “Everything has been set up for a short stop at Eclipse Island. The shore crew is already there and they have replacement bolts, O-rings, hydraulic oil etc. with them. The stop shouldn’t take too long and a lot will depend on the sea state around Eclipse Island. If the sea state is too rough, then we will sail to Albany, where movistar can hide behind a big headland.”