SoloOceans sailor’s around the world bid ends in disaster

This morning at
dawn, in a Force 7 wind with gusts and a stormy sea, Liz Wardley aboard the
SolOceans One-design suffered two knock downs due to successive failures of the
NKE autopilot. The SolOceans One-design has dismasted 158 miles west of Madeira
and 619 miles south west of Lisbon (Portugal). Liz Wardley is not hurt and
there is no damage to the SolOceans One-design. Liz Wardley quickly cleared the
deck of the mast pieces to avoid damaging the hull or the deck. She will set a
jury rig and sail for Lisbon without assistance.