An American Jeanneau 45 broke her tie rods off Lands End. Quick thinking from the skipper by stowing sails, fitting the emergency forestay and spanning the halyards saved the yacht from being de-masted. The yacht limped into Falmouth late Saturday afternoon, where we carried out a full assessment of the damage, which turned out to be significant. Working closely with the Mylor Marine Team to very tight deadlines, we ensured the boat was launched in time to make the start of the Sevenstar Round Great Britain & Ireland race. ‘A J Wanderlust’ successfully completed the race in just 17 days, 3 hours, 13 Minutes and 3 Seconds .
Work in summary:
AJ Wanderlust prior to competing in the AZAB race (Azores & back) came to Mylor for deckgear refurbishment and electrification of the winches. Despite a tight deadline 'Wanderlust' successfully made the start and is currently lying in an excellent position mid-way to the Azores.