PSP Logistics Arrives Safely in Uruguay for Repairs
06 October 2017
CV28 (PSP Logistics) has safely arrived in Piriapolis, Uruguay, after sustaining rudder damage during Leg 2 of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.
The yacht was instructed to turn around and motor-sail back to Uruguay after colliding with a whale at approximately 1130 UTC on Thursday 5 October.
All crew are safe and well, and nobody was injured during the incident. There was also no apparent injury to the whale.
The starboard rudder was damaged in the collision, prompting the Clipper Race Director Mark Light to instruct the team to stop racing and return to port for repairs.
PSP Logistics Skipper Roy Taylor said: “Despite the great disappointment, I can take great pride in the way the team dealt with this setback and their attitude since.
“There has been some great teamwork to get it all under control and get the boat back to Uruguay for repairs.”
The Clipper Race Maintenance Team has been in constant contact with the boat and it will be lifted to fully assess the extent of repairs needed. The PSP Logistics Skipper and crew will stay locally until the yacht is fixed, and we will seek to have the team back out on the water as soon as possible.
For further updates, please keep an eye on the Clipper Race website.