Day 20 towards Cape Horn - Another problem just caught in time - and fixed.....

After lowering the pole to the deck, I happened to have a look at the pin which had given a problem the other day - that was fine, but I then noticed that another big pin, holding the pole end to the mast car attachment, was nearly out of its hole! A circlip holding the end in place was missing and there was nothing to stop the pin from falling out - which it was clearly well on its way to doing ...!!

Jeanne Socrates Nereida

Courtesy of Jeanne Socrates

Saturday 10th November 2012 (Start of Vendee Globe!)