Conor Doyle's crew successfully disengaged themselves from the potline with some quick thinking and 'backing the yacht down'. As Rumball remarks: "fun times on a fifty footer backing down manually in 18 knots".
The incident reported was off the Tuskar Rock, a similar location on the Wexford coast to where coincidentally another competitor, Justina, a Grand Soleil 34, had a total loss of steering and was forced to retire as reported by Afloat here.
"There are lots of pots in the area", Rumball says.
Meanwhile, the Freya crew are off the coast of Youghal under a Code Two sail.
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