Hatfield encounters a sticky oil spill

Canada’s Derek Hatfield hit an oilslick at 16 knots today, and it washed over the boat making a big mess. Now he has to clean up while still trying to make up for time he lost at the beginning of the race due to equipment problems.  At least he’s not dead last anymore in the Vendée Globe round the world solo yacht race.  But imagine the hazard of a slimy, slippery deck when you’re already pushing the limits.