Volvo Ocean Race LIVE Replay, Cape Horn, Dismasting, Sailing Videos
LIVE (REPLAY) March 30, 2015 - From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, Genny Tulloch and CEO Knut Frostad catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location!
Dongfeng Race Team breaks mast, crew safe | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "Update #7 15:40 UTC We just spoke with Damian Foxall live from the Southern Ocean. Here’s what Dongfeng’s sailor had to say about the team’s progress as they’re sailing towards Ushuaia. “All good. Everyone is still healthy. Few broken bits and pieces. “We’re sure we’ll be able to recover the rig with what we have. We have just got to cut the Frac 0 off the back. “We’re still rotating through watches – we still have quite a few hours before we get to the coast. We’re slowly working through it but every single step we have got to be careful. Everything you do has a chain reaction. So we’re just taking our time and we’re making sure that we don’t make things more complicated than they already are. Last night was complicated enough; really a lot of potential for making things worse. At least everyone is safe and healthy.”"
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team was dismasted early on Monday (GMT, March 30). Fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, the crew reports that the mast broke above the third spreader (the top section of the mast).
March 30, 2015: We speak with skipper Charles Caudrelier after Dongfeng Race Team mast is broken in the Southern Ocean.