Damage and repairs cost Skandia a place

As the single-handed BPE Trophee continues, Sam Davies on Skandia slowed up overnight and is back in third position after damaging the asymmetric spinnaker and was forced to slow down due to not having the correct sails set. In the early hours of this morning, just as Sam had settled down to sleep, the webbing on the tack ring had completely ripped through, breaking the spinnaker away from the tack ring. Speaking from her yacht, Sam told her sponsors,