Unicef is continuing on towards Durban, South Africa and is making steady progress. The team is currently 355nm from Durban but is being hampered by the adverse south flowing Agulhas current and also some moderate upwind conditions. The wind conditions will turn more favourable this evening and tomorrow which will aid its progress. The current ETA of the yacht into Durban is late Tuesday evening on 26 November.
Crew member Andrew Toms is stable on board and resting. He is being monitored around the clock by medical professionals on board and Skipper Ian Wiggin is in constant contact with physicians at PRAXES, the race’s Global Medical Emergency Support Partner.
The Clipper Race Office is in regular communication with the yacht and also the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Cape Town and is currently working on the possibility of an early medevac from the yacht depending on what assets are available.
The Clipper Race Office is in direct contact with MRCC Cape Town and plans are being made for a medevac without need for the yacht to dock alongside.Andrew’s emergency contact has been informed.