John Sheppard, skipper of Iris advised the Race Committee that on their way to Nanaimo a record size Canadian log chose to take on the sail drive of the Jeanneau 51, and silence the piece of machinery.
Good news that Vector Yachts, one of the principle sponsors of the Swiftsure Race, is working through the weekend to have IRIS ready to compete. John hopes to join the fleet in either Comox or Campbell River depending on how quickly the repairs are effected.
Thank you to Vector Yachts for going above and beyond to assist in getting John and his team back to the start line.
Note that IRIS shows on the race tracker as withdrawn only to designate she is not racing on Leg 1. She will return to active status as soon as we confirm she is competing.