Editors Letter – May 2018

On Monday 26th of March 2018 while the April issue of M2 was being printed we learned of a tragedy involving one of our feature profiles, Volvo Ocean Race sailor, John Fisher. His team, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag reported that John had been lost overboard in gale force conditions whilst the team was racing through the Southern Ocean, some 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn. Despite an exhaustive search in rough conditions, the team was unable to recover their teammate. We had one of the last interviews with John before he embarked on this leg and his passion and dedication to his sport will stay with us. Our heartfelt condolences are with John’s family, friends and his crewmates who race on in honour of his legacy.