Pete Goss and Paul Larsen hope to rejoin the Round Britain and Ireland Race later today 20/6/06

Pete Goss and Paul Larsen limped into Barra last night with delamination damage to the main bulkhead of their 30ft SeaCart trimaran, Cornwall Playing for Success.

Having built up a substantial lead Goss and Larsen discovered problems with the hull yesterday on Leg 3 of the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland race to Lerwick and decided to turn back to carry out repairs.

Apparently the SeaCart team from Marstrand, Sweden has arrived in Barra and together with Goss and Larsen are currently carrying out repairs. Chatting to this morning Helena Darvelid Larsen’s partner said: “Fortunately the damage is not as bad as they first thought so all being well the boys should set off by 2100 this evening.”

The only slight problem they have right now the strong south-westerly wind which is forecast to build throughout the day reaching 40-45kts. If the forecast is correct however, the low pressure should pass through by 2100 leaving more controllable conditions for the 30ft trimaran to set off in – a south-westerly 20-25kts.

A positive Goss commented: “We are in great spirits and have had a cracking sail so far, dodging seals and enormous basking sharks the size of the boat. We are more and more impressed with the SeaCart every day and can’t wait to rejoin the race later today.”