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Delta Lloyd makes running repair

20th October 2008

Delta Lloyd has had a problem with the rig, when, during a sail change from the A4 downwind sail to the masthead code zero, the leeward jumper (part of the mast) came falling out of the rig, bounced down the deck and landed in the back of the boat narrowly missing the crew. 

It has taken 12 hours to repair it.  “Martin Watts has come up with an ingenious solution to re-attach the jumper back to the mast,” explained Matthew Gregory in a radio interview today.  It took Martin and Johnny (Gerd Van Poortman) an hour and half up the rig to complete the job.  “It was a pretty big project,” said Gregory.

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