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Monday, November 21, 2011

Good progress for the Salthouse boys

Since arriving in Cape Town the Salthouse team have had several very long and hot days work on the male plug that will ultimately produce the bow section to replace Team Sanyas damanged hull portion. Greg and the boys have made quick work of the plug and after a day spent long boarding the surface to a smooth finish have now begun laminating. The piece of boat that is being chopped out and replaced is five metres long by three and a half metres wide by a metre high. That’s the same size as a reasonable sized powerboat, so not an all together pleasant job sanding and longboarding that area in 35 degree heat!!! We can only assume the beer tasted pretty good at the end of that day!!! Good work boys!
Meanwhile the race continues on the water in leg1 as the 4 remaining entries make their way to Cape Town.
Both Abu Dabai Ocean Racing and Team Sanya continue their own race against time to get their boats to Cape Town and ready to rejoin the rest of the fleet for the start of leg2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on 11th December.
Follow race details on the Volvo Ocean Race website