Da Nang - Viet Nam retires after storm knockdown

12 April 2016

Da Nang – Viet Nam was knocked down when it was hit by a large wave at 2215UTC in 45 knot westerly winds as a secondary low hit the back of the fleet last night.

The boat does not need assistance but the wave damaged the port side binnacle and helming bars. As a precaution, the team has made the decision to retire from the race and motorsail for the moment as they make the rest of the way to Seattle.

Skipper Wendy Tuck reports that she and some crew sustained minor injuries and some crew have been shaken by the incident but otherwise all are safe and well.

Bridget Keevil suffered a small cut to the eye and nose and has a black eye. She has also hurt her shoulder. The Clipper Race's Global Medical Emergency Support Partner Praxes have been consulted. Bridget has been treated for her injures and is now in her bunk asleep.

Wendy has suffered a cut to the head which she is also receiving treatment for.

Read Wendy's Skipper report here for more details about the incident.