Earlier this week I received an email from the yacht s.v Zoonie who has joined the Down Under Rally - GO WEST Yacht Rally to Australia and were on route from New Caledonia to Bundaberg Port Marina.
The email subject line read: “s.v Zoonie inbound to Bundaberg with steering failure”.
This was an immediate source of concern for me and I hurried to open and read the email content which read:
We are pleased to be able to report that the outcome is that Zoonie has since arrive in Bundaberg (unassisted) is now safely tied up at Bundaberg Port Marina and awaiting repairs to be completed.
Below is a copy of the email I received yesterday from Zoonie and a link to their blog where you can read about how they managed the situation which highlights the importance of being prepared for such an event.