Fuel contamination problems

Just a few days into his attempt to sail across the Atlantic, record-breaking disabled yachtsman, Geoff Holt, has had to change course and head straight for the Cape Verde Islands because of mechanical problems.

‘We could possibly manage with no engines (we are a sailboat),’ Geoff wrote on his blog, ‘but we absolutely must have clean fuel for the generator, which runs many of the boats’ systems.’

The latest post around 24 hours ago states that the boat with three on board, (Geoff, his care nurse, Susana and cameraman, Digby Fox) are making just 2 knots under one engine towards Cape Verdes into a headwind. ETA early next week.