As the fleet starts Race 9 to Qingdao in China, Jamaica Get All Right has unfortunately had to retire due to a failed forestay bottle screw fitting. The forestay supports the mast and is also what the Yankee headsail is attached to. The crew on board are fine and well and conditions safe as a spare Yankee halyard is being used as a temporary forestay to stabilise the rig.
Jamaica Get All Right has begun to motor-sail to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia and is due to arrive in four days' time to receive a new fitting. Best effort will be made to repair the boat as quickly as possible and the team will then make best speed for Qingdao immediately.
The retirement due to equipment failure will see the team awarded with 1 point.