Day 131- Jean-Luc Van Den Heede issued with 18-hour time penalty

Day 131: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede  given 18 hour time penalty for improper use of GGR satellite phone

Dateline 09:00 UTC  09.11.2018 – Hobart, Tasmania

On Nov.6th at 0200hrs French solo yachtsman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the current Golden Globe Race leader,  rang GGR organisers to advise that his yacht Matmut had sustained mast damage, that all was OK, and that he intended to sail for Chile when conditions improved. Race Officials advised this would mean moving to the CHICHESTER CLASS on arrival. J-L VDH said he would make a decision on his final intention in the weeks ahead, after making his landing and repair.