#fullirish – Rookie figaro sailor David Kenefick told readers in his Afloat blog about a 'little collision' just after the start on Leg 1 in the Gironde Estuary, team manager Marcus Hutchinson was witness to it.
At the time the assumption was he hit the soft mud on the river bed but on lifting The 'Full Irish' a couple of hours ago to inspect the damage, it turns out the keel bulb was perfect, but mid way up the keel there is one hell of a dint. See our photo above.
The good news is that the team say the damage is cosmetic and there is no corresponding hull damage. All it requires is a filler and gelcoat. She's almost fixed and back to full health. Phew!
Question now, What did he hit...??