Safetycall to GGR headquarters

2018 October 15th | Golden Globe Race

️At 16:00 UTC today, Mark made a safety call to Golden Globe Race HQ that his yacht Ohpen Maverick had just suffered two knock-downs in quick succession and that he had been hit by a toolbox flying across the cabin which may have resulted in him sustaining a cracked rib. We would like you to know that Mark was NOT overstressed just surprised by the change in weather conditions. 

Mark reported that the winds had suddenly picked up to 30-35 knots and that a 3 metre southerly swell was hitting Ophen Maverick on the beam. Race HQ is monitoring the situation and will make a safety call to Slats tomorrow. So stay tuned for more information.

Entrants can make safety calls to race HQ at any time. So this was NOT a emergency call, just a safety call.