2015 Campaign

Campaigning for the 2015 AZAB Race & Rolex Fastnet Race

Sunday, 7 July 2013

A change of gear

Jangada's JOG campaign has come to an ignominious end as she is towed into Falmouth. Returning home with a delivery crew the engine seized as she approached Ushant. After a brief stop in L'Aberwrach to diagnose the problem we made the decision to sail across the Channel to Falmouth for repairs. However, 10nm south of the Lizard, she was becalmed in thick fog, a hazard to shipping and drifting towards the Atlantic on the tide. With no prospect of any wind there was little option but to arrange a tow into Falmouth. My thanks to Mark and his crew from Hamble Race Services for their persistence in returning Jangada safely to UK waters. But every cloud had a silver lining, we hope - as Sophie and I look forward to a cruise home along the South Coast once the engine has been lifted and the gearbox replaced.