Alain Roura, the 27 year old Swiss skipper of La Fabrique, has reported a problem with the on eof the hydraulic rams on his keel system. He cannot cant the keel anymore. He and his team are analysing the situation as they look to make the best solution so he can complete the second part of his solo round the world race.
It was less than 24 hours after passing into the Pacific the Roura, again the youngest skipper on this Vendée Globe as he was also on the 2016-17, reported a recurrence of a problem which happened for him in the Atlantic on November 28th. Roura has managed to stabilise the keel by blocking it on its axis. He is working with his team to see if a fix is possible which would allow him to continue his race.