Earthrace Forced to Abandon Record Attempt

The Earthrace boat suffered structural damage to its main hull during its crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. During this crossing she encountered a vicious storm on route from Port Said, Egypt to Malaga, Spain. This was the third severe weather system that Earthrace had endunred in 3 weeks, the other two being a monsoon off the southern coast of India and 50 knot head winds encountered traveling up the Red Sea. It appears these severe conditions, collectively, have taken their toll on the Earthrace boat.