The stricken VO60, Bank BPH, arrived safely in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday evening
The VO60, Bank BPH, skippered by the Polish sailor Roman Paszke arrived safely in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday evening. Paszke and his nine-man crew were forced to retire from their fully-crewed round the world speed challenge when their main boom broke last Thursday sailing in rough conditions in the Indian Ocean see news story here .
The boat is now moored up in Cape Town where it will undergo repairs and a thorough service including check of the hull, the rigging and steering gear. Once this is complete, the team will decide whether to continue their global voyage. However, to re-establish their challenge to set the first ever fully crewed, non-stop, monohull, circumnavigation record they will have re-start.