A spare rudder was stowed aboard the boat before the start and Eric will have to replace the damaged one to continue his race. He is heading for 47° (NE) under reduced sail to find calmer seas which he should reach late in the morning. That is when he intends to carry out repairs in finer conditions. The skipper is in good shape and has not identified any other damage. He is currently in 17th place and has not asked for assistance.