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Vestas 11th Hour Racing Dimasted During Leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race

Saturday, March 31, 2018

 

Rhode Island’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing dismasted in the midst of leg 7 of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.

According to race officials, the team is safe and are not in immediate danger.

At the time of the incident, Vestas was approximately 100 miles southeast of the Falkland Islands.

Other boats in the fleet are in the area were informed of the situation in case they needed to give assistance

Vestas Dimasted

According to race officials, “the team reported that the mast broke at 15:59 UTC and Race Control was informed of the situation at 16:15 UTC on Friday afternoon.

At the time of the dismasting, Vestas 11th Hour Racing was sailing in a 25 to 30 knot northerly wind with 3 metre waves.”

 

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