The Unicef team has stopped racing and is heading towards Durban, South Africa, due to a crew member, Andrew Toms (51), suffering from suspected appendicitis.
The team is currently 615nm from Durban and has a decent wind angle to make fast progress, with an estimated arrival during the evening of Sunday 24 November.
Skipper of Unicef, Ian Wiggin, has been in regular communication with physicians at PRAXES, the race’s Global Medical Emergency Support Partner and the Clipper Race Office.
The Clipper Race Office is in direct contact with MRCC Cape Town and plans are being made for a medevac without need for the yacht to dock alongside.
Andrew’s emergency contact has been informed. We shall provide further updates as we have them.