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All four boats made it to Jersey today, but we did have concerns about the Scorpion Rib 'Hot Lemon' and it took them nearly 12 hours to make the journey. It turns out they had a stowaway. It would appear that Matt Wilson (of Perkins) was so disappointed not to be making the trip in the legendary HTS (winner of the 1972 London to Monte-Carlo), that he squizzled himself on board with the flying Scotsmen. Karma came a-calling a few hours later though when they hit a rogue wave which sent Matt flying into the back of skipper Darren Mellish's seat. Darren explained it some more: "Matt hit his lip and nose off my seat, which meant a lot of blood everywhere. We had him checked out at a hospital in Jersey, but it turns out that he's fine. No cure for his looks though, but he's no uglier than he was before. Biggest problem is that he chipped my new f*@*>> seat." Looks like Matt hasn't learned any lessons from today and is planning on heading off with Hot Lemon again tomorrow morning.
(Note: Just a quick clarification. MPA Powerboat Events Ltd. have not had anything to do with this event since late 2012. A new company was set up by the teams after a meeting at the London Boat Show in January 2013. This company is Venture Offshore Cup Ltd.)