Ralph Villiger aboard Ntombifuti is just over 300NM from the finish line in Newport, Rhode Island. Ralph’s Atlantic crossing was delayed by many days after he was forced to return to Brest for repairs. Despite his long overall race time, his sailing speed has been impressive. Ralph is expected to finish on Monday 30th June.
Geoff Alcorn has caused great concern for those watching the Yellowbrick tracker but the Race Office has been able to keep in touch with him and we assure you that he is OK! He lost his genoa halliard and has only been able to use his inner staysail. It is our understanding that he also enjoys his sleep, heaving to from time to time to get a proper rest while the AIS and Radar alarms keep watch.