CLIPPER RACE : QINGDAO DIVERTING TO JAPAN FOR REPAIRS

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CLIPPER RACE

A repair plan has been agreed for Qingdao and work has commenced.

The yacht will remain at City Marina Velasis while the work is completed. Repairs will be carried out day and night and over the weekend with the goal for the job to be completed by late Sunday 10 April.

Our Chief Engineer, Jay Haller and Head of Fleet Maintenance, Greg Miller are keeping in frequent contact with the specialist carrying out the repairs. We are also keeping our surveyor and yacht design engineer informed. Our appointed agent SYL Japan continues to assist us shoreside in Yokosuka.

Now that the repair works are underway, the team is working on plans to top up its victualling stocks, replenish gas and refuel the yacht.

It is planned for the yacht and crew to clear Japanese Customs, Quarantine and Immigration and depart on Monday 11 April but this will need to be confirmed. The Qingdao team will then be rejoining Race 10.