Switzerland has rendezvoused with Team Garmin to take on drinking water after the Swiss entry also had problems with its water maker.
The performance of some of the water makers has been causing concern with three of the units now failing. The Clipper Race office has been working closely with the manufacturer, Spectra, and the problem has been traced to a suspected faulty batch of components. Spectra engineers are flying out to Rio to fit replacements, including those boats that have not had a problem, as a precaution.
Spectra water makers have been used on the last four editions of the Clipper Race and they have performed very well. We will continue to work with Spectra as it is the industry leader and provides excellent support and after sales service.