Class 40 RED Un-Retires from the Race!
The Race Committee is delighted that Class 40 RED will rejoin the AAR: With the repairs completed in Horta, RED is making use of the "temporary discontinuance of racing" provision in the Sailing Instructions, and continues their race to Hamburg. The tracker is active again, and we look forward to welcoming RED in Cuxhaven and Hamburg.
Following substantial damage that the yacht had obtained during her transatlantic voyage, including hitting an object in the water, most likely a whale (on July 14, 2018), the crew was able to sail her to Horta in the Azores and moor her. Repairs of the damaged stern section were successfully completed on the Azores, and the boat is fully restored and ready to race again.