16 March 2011


Today's Truth:  Alex Thomson Racing Team have confirmed now that the IMOCA Open 60 HUGO BOSS will now make a full technical stop in the Falkland Islands, expected to be at Stanley, the islands' capital.
Members of the HUGO BOSS shore team are reported to be en route to the city. Meantime Andy Meiklejohn and Wouter Verbraak have been in a holding pattern 50 miles off the east coast of the islands riding out the conditions and are expected to wait until the support team are in situ before they make their approach.  The duo has reported that they worked round the clock for more than 48 hours trying to effect the necessary repairs, but need additional materials to be able to set a decent sail plan.