Nick Bubb has completed repairs on the 30ft tri mast and restarted the SRBI race 27/6/06
After Kenmore lost her rig last week in the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland race, Nick Bubb has now completed repairs to the mast and the 30ft trimaran is back in the race. See previous news story here
Nick Bubb gives his latest report:
Well, it has been a rollercoaster of a week, with so many logistical hurdles to overcome as well as the odd mental one.
Pete Cumming, my co-skipper, decided to return home earlier in the week. Fortunately, Alex Haworth who used to sail on this boat regularly with the former owner has been able to drop everything and continue the race with me. Alex has also worked closely with me on my Mini campaigns, so we should be a good team.
With the help of Alex Hewitt of Ocean Endeavours and the owner Dave Barden we have completed the repairs and re-stepped the rig. I’ll keep this brief as we are racing
We will be taking things very carefully and will certainly not be taking any risks.
Nick Bubb and Alex Haworth are on a mission to make up for lost time. They sit in fifth position as the rig failure has set them back a week. Alacrity is currently in the lead in class five of the multis, with Paradox following close behind, Waverider in third and Pete Goss on Cornwall Playing for Success in fourth.