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Quokka 8 – Latest News from the ARC Race

Hi to all following Quokka

A quick update,

We suffered significant damage to our mainsail on the evening of the 24th so were on jib only making slow progress for 2 days while Jim repaired it. unfortunately it meant we were in the wrong place for the next weather system and allowed a lot of the other boats to get away.

We then discovered an unknown blackspot in the sat comms so were in the dark as far as positions and weather to a degree. Carla allowed us to use her alternative sat comms (different network) to get weather, but we can’t link it to our routing software.

We’re all in good spirits as not only finding the better breeze a few days ago, we passed the half way point earlier today so we’re now having the mandatory party!!!!

More to follow soon!

The crew of Quokka 8

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