Skipper of Oyster 41 knocked out

Another ARC sailor has been seriously injured in a broach. John Thompson, the skipper of Avocet, a British Oyster 41 received head injuries and was knocked unconcious by the boom.

A call was made via the ARC Net for medical assistance and he was taken aboard the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea, accompanied by his son. He is under the care of the two ship’s doctors. The ship is now en route for Barbados where John will be transferred to hospital. His wife is flying out to be at his bedside.

Meanwhile another Yachtmaster in the crew has taken over the duties of skipper.