18:00 on 04.05.16 Phil reports on the incident

“the spinnaker halyard failed with the boat at high speed and the whole spinnaker fell into the water and then went under the boat. I had to stop the boat and try and free it, and fortunately it drifted out to one side and I could haul it onboard, undamaged. I am absolutely exhausted and completely drenched through.”

Phil’s quick thinking and immediate response may have just saved him the race.