Liebe Leser schliesst seine Tore. Nach 11 Jahren möchte ich andere Projekte verwirklichen, auf Reisen gehen und das Leben endlich in vollen Zügen geniessen. Es waren 11 wundervolle Jahre mit Ihnen. bleibt mindestens die nächsten Jahre als Bilderbuch noch bestehen. Doch jeder Abschied kann auch ein neuer Anfang sein. Nun ist es endgültig. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine weiterhin schöne Zeit. Ich danke Ihnen für die Lesertreue und Ihre ehrliche Begeisterung mit grosser Dankbarkeit. Danke, dass ich Sie 11 Jahre verwöhnen durfte.

Tschau und auf Wiedersehen.

Marcel Krebs

Wer weiterhin mit mir und Sämi in Kontakt bleiben will, kann dies über meinen persönlichen Blog.

Dear Users closes its gates. After 11 years I would like to realize other projects, go on journeys and finally enjoy life to the fullest. There were 11 wonderful years with you. will continue to exist as a picture book for at least the next few years. But every farewell can also be a new beginning. Now it is final. I wish you a good time. I would like to thank the readership and your honest enthusiasm with great gratitude. Thank you for spoiling you for 11 years.

Chess and goodbye.

Marcel Krebs

Anyone who wants to stay in touch with me and Sämi can do so through my personal blog.



VNR - Dongfeng Race Team broke their rudder, Team Brunel sent a diver to check their keel

Geschrieben von Volvo Ocean Race Press Team am .

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Yann Riou/Dongfeng Race Team/Volvo Ocean Race


Breaking News: Dongfeng Race Team have hit a unidentified object, have broken their rudder and swapped it out. They lost the lead, but 30 minutes after they were back in the game. The Chinese boat is already sailing at 20 knots again. (Footage available on the FTP)

Yann Riou's blog - Dongfeng Race Team Onboard Reporter:
At 0210 UTC, Thomas was driving when we hit something. The impact was violent. We did not know what we hit. We checked the windward runner, we started to check the keel, and we wiped out. Then we realised the leeward rudder was gone.
Thomas: "I flew from the steering wheel!"
We checked if there was any water ingress in the boat.
At 0220 UTC, we jibed. We had two options: installing the emergency rudder, as an emergency rudder, or removing what was left of the old rudder, and putting the new one in place. We decided to go for the second option.
We prepared the rudder, we furled the A3, with dropped the A3 down, we dropped the mainsail down.
At this moment, we saw Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing passing next to us (...).
Thomas put the diving suit on. He jumped into the water. Kevin was in the aft compartment, and the rest of the crew on deck.
We removed what was left from the old rudder (not much), and we put the new one in place. We hoisted the main, we hoisted the A3, we jibed, and we unfurled the A3.
We are now sailing 20 knots.
Charles: "It is not easy to accept this kind of things, when they happen." We are all disappointed. We haven't got any position report yet, but we obviously know that Abu Dhabi is now in front of us. We believe that the Spanish boat is ahead of us too. We don't really know about the other boats. It does not look very fair, but there is nothing to do about this...

Other boats to report catching something on their keel are Brunel and Team SCA.
The Dutch boat even had to send a swimmer into the water and dive down to get a strip of rubber from their keel (Footage available on the FTP).
Team SCA also showed an irregular track and reported running into a fishing net. This did not help their course and lost more ground to the fleet.

Position report at: 19 Oct 00:52 UTC / Updated 3 hourly

Dongfeng Race Team 0 0 4754.4 17

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 16.8 9 4771.2 17

Team Brunel 18.2 6 4772.6 18

Team Vestas Wind 18.5 5 4772.9 17

MAPFRE 24.1 2 4778.5 18

Team Alvimedica 54.8 4 4809.2 18

Team SCA 79.5 1 4833.9 17



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