Monday 26 May 2014

Normandy Channel Race : NEWSFLASH - Romerike Elektro AS returning to French coast

Programme for the 2014 Normandy Channel Race. (Mare won the race in 2013.)
Romerike Elektro AS just after the start of the Normandy Channel Race. Image copyright Jean Marie Liot/NCR2014

by Kate Jennings

NEWSFLASH: At 1704 GMT Race Management received a call from Simen Lovgren on the Class40 "Romerike Elektro AS" skippered by Rune Aasberg. The two skippers have decided to return to the French coast to effect repairs to their bowsprit (spar at the front of the boat), which has broken. They’re 28 miles from Ouistreham. More information to follow shortly.

For info, Rune made the bowsprit himself and was very proud of it so it's a bit sad!

Normandy Channel Race