Crawley woman injured on round the world sailing race

Trudi Bubb
Trudi Bubb

A Crawley woman has been injured while on a round the world charity sailing race.

Trudi Bubb sustained a suspected fractured arm when her yacht Unicef was caught in a violent storm in the East China Sea earlier today (Wednesday March 9).

She set sail on the 20,000mi Clipper Round the World race aiming to raise £20,000 for the Golden Lion Children’s Trust on January 15.

A Clipper spokesman said: “Unicef is diverting to Shanghai. British crew member Trudi Bubb from Crawley, has a suspected fractured arm, sustained during a fall below decks in the galley area earlier today.

“On arrival Trudi will be transferred to hospital for x-rays and evaluation of her injury, after which the team will resume racing.

“The Clipper Race fleet was caught in a violent storm, with gusting winds of 70 to 80 knots, and prolonged periods at 55-60 knots and massive, steep seas sending water everywhere.“

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