Maybe Valdivia, Chile in 1600 nm
08 February 2018 | The Southern Ocean
1058 pm Wednesday
Hard to tell if we hit something. The whole rudder sheared off at the top I think. I will check when we have more moderate weather. We fixed good spaghetti's with Gouda and slices of salami for dinner before the net. We're down to main sail with 3rd reef and we've gone through all reefs today; the external halyard we reeved through works very well and the problem can be downgraded to a concern. There is some chafe between the halyard and a spreader but I just have to keep an eye on it. The rudder problem shouldn't be compounded by the halyard problem. We're in a moderate gale now but things will get better in a couple days. I have emailed met bob with some details and he already responded. As long as the remaining rudder keeps working we should be ok.
If you listened to the net you may have heard a guy advising to go to Valdivia rather than Puerto Montt (Valdivia is just 100nm north of Puerto Montt)
Peter also sent me an email with all the email contacts for the Marine Rescue Coordination center at Puerto Mont and suggested I emailed them with the situation and sent them a position update daily. I will do so.