The holed 50ft multihull Mollymawk is now heading for Southampton

Continuing strong winds and accompanying large swell has forced Ross Hobson and Andi Newman aboard the holed 50ft multihull Mollymawk see previous news story here to abandoned their attempt at taking shelter in a French port. Instead they have decided to head for Southampton.

Hobson commented from the boat: “The hole is 1ft in diameter, we must have hit something, but the rest of the boat is okay, we have decided to slowly limp across the Channel towards Southampton as the weather will not allow us to make port in France.”