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Enigma Retired from the Round Britain & Ireland Race

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Published 3:39pm on 9 Jun 2022
  • If you have been tracking Enigma you will note that after a stop in Sunderland they are just North of Flamborough Head so we might be seeing them back in Bridlington this evening.
  • Earliet we have seen that they diverted to Stornaway (not Lerwick the stage 2 Finish). After a two day stay they appear to be returning down the west coast not following the main fleet via Lerwick and down the East Coast to Blyth. Tim & Bob may send an update. I note the tracker now has Enigma as RETiRED. Safe journey home. Here is the latest news from Bob & Tim.

We had to pull into Stornaway on Thursday, 9th, as the service battery, for the navigation instruments etc. wasn't recharging so had to run the engine out of gear all the time and didn't have enough fuel to get to Lerwick, in fact we were getting very low on fuel. Due to the weather we are stuck here until Monday so, unfortunately, we will not continue with the race, but instead will head south down west coast of Scotland, stop off at a few places, then go through the Caledonian canal and down the east coast back to Ipswich, which will be quite a good journey, weather permitting. Last tracking position Inverness.


Bob Wallace and Tim Goodwill have now retired from the Round Britain & Ireland Race organised by the Royal Western Yacht Club Plymouth. You can click the blue links below to visit their facebook site or Track "Enigma".
f you are using a mobile phone you should be directed to load the appropriate YB Race app. when you follow Track "Enigma".
Tim sent us the following message.

Bob and I started the Round Britain and Ireland Race on Sunday, 30th May, at 11:30 from Plymouth.

We are now, Wednesday 1100, off the west coast of Ireland on port tack in 9 knots of cold wind but lovely sunshine about to go past Great Skellig Rock, photo attached, 110nm to the end of the first leg, from Plymouth to Galway, approx 415nm. We stop for 48 hours from our finish time, then cross the start line for the second leg to Lerwick, approx. 690nm. Then Lerwick to Blyth, approx.190nm and finally Blyth back to Plymouth, approx 520nm

You can find details on the RWYC facebook site, or track RB&I race, "Enigma of Yorkshire", and can also follow us on the YB Race app.


Tim & Bob

Last updated 6:27am on 22 July 2022

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