As Team Sanya head for south Madagascar with a stricken rig, their media crewmember Andrés Soriano brings us this dispatch from on board:
"If you look around the yacht, there are many different expressions, but all in some way represent a sadness that is indescribable" - Andrés Soriano, Team Sanya MCM
Words can’t describe… I honestly don’t know where to begin. There is feeling of total disillusionment on board. Make no mistake, there isn’t a single person on the boat at the moment that is not feeling pretty low. The saying, “only worry about things that you can control,” comes to mind but those words are certainly not all that comforting at the moment. If you look around the yacht, there are many different expressions, but all in some way represent a sadness that is indescribable.
“Lowest of lows,” described Watch Captain Richard Mason as he prepared a jury rig for the D2, which sheered off at some time during the night. David Rolfe (Dingo) noticed it early this morning while preparing to do a sail change. “That’s experience!” described Mike Sanderson of Dingo’s awareness. “Had we tacked the rig would have certainly come down,” he said.
Most of the lads wanted space to digest the situation and a few have found peace in their bunks and sleeping bags. Watch Captain, Cameron Dunn, who headed up the tidying up process, simply commented: “It’s gutting… absolutely gutting…”
We are heading to the island of Madagascar, a set plan for what is to happen is not finalised as yet but our top ranked shore team is already working on a plan and we are 120% certain that we are in good hands…
That’s really all I have for you now… Everyone on board thanks you all for your continued support in our team, we wanted to desperately to give you something to be proud of and we promise to continue to give our best effort to do so in the future.