At 6.30am in Eastern Australia, Lisa was 75nm from Albany and should arrive late afternoon local time. Read more
The vessel was taking on water and although the three French nationals on board managed to get it under control, they were towed 60 miles to the Cork coast.
The Australian contingent includes former champions Nathan Outteridge and Josh McKnight along with Olympic champions Tom Slingsby, Tom Burton and Iain Jensen.
Vila’s skills as navigator were highly sought-after, and he admits that he had the chance to appear on the start line wearing a different coloured shirt, but turned it down.
The five-times America's Cup winner is listed at number 200 on the list.
The South Pacific patch may be as big as a million square miles, 1.5 times the size of Texas.
The ‘forward pods’ create a distinctive style that is a hallmark of Privilège catamarans’ aesthetics and construction.
Over the next two years, Sébastien Josse will participate in the Route du Rhum (2018) and then the first ever single-handed round the world race created for these Ultime multihulls (2019).
With electronics, clothing, chandlery and a host of other sailing gear, almost a third of exhibitors have said they have something for the sailing fraternity.
The Association says there is a clear case for investment in a new marina.