Keel damage for Delta Lloyd in Volvo Ocean Race

The mounting for a hydraulic ram on Team Delta Lloyd’s keel has broken.  The crew are considering stopping for repairs or continuing to Singapore.


‘We are currently putting up the J4, and we will sail eastwards (upwind) with the keel centred using only the starboard ram,’ reported navigator Matt Gregory/USA. ‘We should be able to sail at seven knots. According to the boat’s designer, Juan Kouyoumdjian, it is safe to continue under sail and we are about 400 nm west of the northern corner of Sumatra. We have a fuel range of 450 nm and enough food for 11 days at sea,’ he said. Trimmer, Edwin O’Connor/IRL is leading the process of repairing the structure onboard.

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By Ocean Navigator