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Leg 2 Update

Wednesday 3rd AM

A quick update from campaign HQ...

The leg 2 crew got Rona II off to a fast start from Sines on Monday afternoon and were leading the fleet through the first afternoon and evening at sea. Unfortunately her main halyard snapped that night, leaving her without her mainsail for a period, and therefore slowed and dropping through the fleet. After a heroic effort they re-ran the halyard and were back up to full speed at first light on Tuesday morning, and at the time of writing are the fastest boat in the fleet.

Rona II has been having trouble sending and receiving data via her satellite phone, hence the lack of blogs direct from the boat. She has full voice communications and we're arranging for some local assistance with the electronics when they arrive in Las Palmas, so they aren't delayed beyond the mandatory 48 hours stop on the island. At the moment routing suggests they'll arrive on Sunday morning.

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