At 09:35:47 GMT this morning, Team SEB crossed the Cape Town finish line to become the sixth boat to complete the first leg of the VOR
At 09:35:47 GMT this morning, Team SEB crossed the Cape Town finish line to become the sixth boat to complete the first leg of the VOR. As well as the team support boat which went out in the fresh breeze to welcome the 12-strong crew, SEB was escorted in to Cape Town by two whales.
On arrival Gunnar Krantz said: “We had five good days and 32 bad ones, we don’t want this to happen again!” He emphasized that they used the same headboard car they were using on their training boats in Portugal over the last winter and he does not understand what caused the failure. A redesigned version, capable of taking the strains of the Southern Ocean will be used on the next leg.
There are still two boats to finish the race although if the wind conditions hold, they should arrive later today. Djuice has successfully defended herself against Amer Sports Too’s assault, and is widening the gap once again.
1, Illbruck: Finished 31d 06h 19m 49s
2, Amer Sports One: Finished 31d 08h 20m 56s
3, News Corp: Finished 32d 15h 57m 17s
4, Tyco: Finished 33d 16h 37m 49s
5, ASSA ABLOY: Finsihed 034d 18h 11m 59s
6 TSEB Finished
7 DJCE (eta 30 October)
8 ATOO (eta 30 October)