Saturday, May 12, 2012

Report From Rya

We just spoke with Andy McCann. Rya is now under power and heading to Victoria. They hope to arrive by about 10pm or so. Rya was hit with a 15' wave over the bow Thursday night. The bimini (front and back) was damaged. The water coming into the cockpit filled it, destroying their navigation computer. The cockpit did not drain quickly enough, and there was so much water that it went into the salon destroying their other computer. All the crew was fine. They decided to continue racing and did so until about 10 am today. The light air and not wanting to spend the night navigating the Straits without their nav system or radar convinced them that it would be prudent to start motoring in.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear they had trouble but glad to hear no one was hurt and that they are safely heading in. Best wishes to all the boats on the water!

Gary B. said...

Looks like most have packed it in. Have you heard who is still under sail? Bummer so many may not finish after taking a whomping the first night..... Dang, I feel so badly for them....

Gary B. said...

I was premature. I guess they finally have some breeze. Scratch that "most have packed it in" comment earlier....;
it's just a few so far. Go boats, go! Get down them there Straits! The turning tide in a couple of hours won't be any help though. Good luck, all a'ya....

Gary B. said...

I was premature. I guess they finally have some breeze. Scratch that "most have packed it in" comment earlier....;
it's just a few so far. Go boats, go! Get down them there Straits! The turning tide in a couple of hours won't be any help though. Good luck, all a'ya....

Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear that everyone is safe......
Ray