Float rudder damage aboard the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild
Friday, January 22, 2021 1:30 PM
Indian Ocean, Friday, january 22, 2021 - Sailing in the Indian Ocean since yesterday afternoon and their passage of the longitude of Cape Agulhas, the men of Gitana Team were positioned at 48°28 south at 11:00 UTC with a lead of over 860 miles over the record when they informed their shore team that they’d encountered some problems with the rudder on the starboard float, which is the leeward rudder and hence the one under load. Having reduced its speed, the crew is currently carrying out a thorough inspection of the appendages and its connecting systems with its experts onshore. Further information will be communicated over the coming hours.
Position of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild on 22 January at 10:58 UTC:
Lead in relation to the record: 861.3 nm
Speed : 27,9 knots
Course : 64°