Dare To Lead update

13 February 2024

Update 0100UTC 14/02/24

Dare To Lead successfully berthed in San Vicente at 2247UTC 13 February / 0647LT 14 February. Race Crew Antoine Arveiller has been taken to a local medical centre for assessment and treatment. The yacht left the marina at 0014UTC / 0814LT and is heading to its restart location to resume racing as soon as possible.

The Clipper Race Office wishes Antoine a speedy recovery and thanks NMOC Fareham, medical provider (MSOS), the authorities in the Philippines and Ryan Gibson, Charlie Warhurst and the Dare To Lead team for their support and assistance.

Update 1600UTC 13/02/24

A crew member on board CV20 Dare To Lead requires medical assessment on shore following a wrist injury sustained over the weekend.

At approximately 1940 UTC on 10 February, Antoine Arveiller sustained a sheet flogging injury to his left wrist. He was treated on board and is being monitored and has remained comfortable and in good spirits. The crew member’s emergency contact has been informed and all other crew on board are safe and well.

On liaison with the Clipper Race’s remote medical support company (MSOS) it has been recommended that the crew member receives an assessment at the nearest medical centre as soon as is possible. Therefore, CV20 Dare To Lead will be diverting to the Philippines. The Philippines Coastguard is in direct contact with Ryan Gibson (Skipper) and Charlie Warhurst (AQP) and it is confirmed that the vessel can dock at a fishing port on the north eastern tip of Luzon, Philippines, to disembark the injured crew member.

As of 1300 UTC, CV20 Dare To Lead was approximately 55nm away from the port on direct course. The team is expected to reach San Vicente around 2300 UTC today (13 February) where an ambulance will transfer him to the local hospital.

The Clipper Race Office remains in close contact with CV20 Dare To Lead, National Maritime Operations Centre Fareham (NMOC Fareham) and its medical provider (MSOS), and thanks Ryan and Charlie for their support and assistance.

From a racing perspective, CV20 will record the exact time (UTC) and latitude / longitude of the position in which the team ceased racing and send this to the Race Office. Once the medevac is complete and Dare To Lead has left port, the team will return to that same position and record the details to resume racing again. Based on current timings, the team is still expected to arrive in Ha Long Bay within the arrival window.

Further updates will be posted on clipperroundtheworld.com