To quote Victory Meldrew “I don’t believe it!”. Race three was running, the wind was light but perfectly sailable, the course looked good, and we finally had hope that we’d secure the championship today by completing this essential race (the discard will come into play once race four is sailed). And blow me down if a nuclear submarine didn’t suddenly appear completely unannounced needing to transit through the race area. Chris Hadden had no option but to abandon the race as the sub’s flotilla of armed support boats ushered the fleet out of the way.
Stand by for a further update as soon as the race committee and fleet can regroup and get things underway.