Transat Jacques Vabre. Class 40 ITA55 Enel Green Power withdraws from the race
Monday, November 13, 2017 2:10 PM
Due to a damage to the starboard rudder, caused by the impact with a UFO (unidentified floating object),Class 40 ITA 55 Enel Green Power, which was racing the Transat Jacques Vabre, headed to Portugal on November 9th.
Once in Lisbon the crew, composed by skipper Andrea Fantini and co-skipper Alberto Bona, examined the issue with both the Partners and the Technical staff.
The comprehensive assessment and technical evaluation confirmed important damages to the starboard rudder and many of the internal parts and fixation components, and that it was not possible to fix the damage quickly enough to meet both safety and sport requirements. So, this morning at 11:00 ITA 55 Enel Green Power officially abandoned the Transat Jacques Vabre.
Starting today the team will remain in Lisbon to fixing the Class 40 in order to restore it safe,competitive and ready to face new challenges.