Keith, there is no way that they will quit unless there is absolutely no other option at all. The current round the world record is still beatable even if they have two weeks
of unplanned stoppages
The new outdrive is being flown over to Malta - and should be with them this morning. Thanks go to Yamaha, Peters & May Shipping and Air Malta!
The people of Malta have been looking after the crew, and they have even been able to have a couple of nights R&R in a local hotel. They are keeping an eye out for an angry looking fisherman though . . .
There is more severe weather expected today, so they will probably take their time today and set off again tomorrow morning.