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2 boats stop for repairs in Volvo Ocean Race

2 boats stop for repairs in Volvo Ocean Race

Two of the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have stopped for repairs inside the first 24 hours of the opening leg after brutal sea conditions in the Mediterranean.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing motored back into Alicante on Sunday after the mast on its team yacht Azzam broke in rough weather the previous night _ just six hours and 85 nautical miles from the start of a 6,500 nautical mile haul to Cape Town.
Team Sanya reported damage to its hull while sailing upwind in 35-38 knots around 30 nautical miles south east of Motril, on the coast of Spain. The team suspended racing and made their way to the port of Motril to assess the damage.


Updated : 2021-01-24 02:31 GMT+08:00