Bad news just in is that the ocean racing legend Steinlager 2 has been forced to retire from ANZ Sail Fiji due to damage.

They contacted Martime Radio to advise of their situation.

“We are phoning to advise you that we have had to abandon the race as we have problems to our forestay and not able to propel at great speeds. We will still continue with the daily skeds.  Currently in position 22 03.5S 175 51E heading for Fiji.”

This takes the number of retirees to five.

Steinlager 2 should arrive at Port Denarau Marina late Friday evening.