• 30-MAR-2018

VNR - MAPFRE chasing fleet after pit-stop for repairs, Cape Horn rounded

The competing teams have now rounded Cape Horn and MAPFRE re-started Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race after stopping to repair a luff to leech tear in their mainsail and damage to their mast track... 


The overall race leader, MAPFRE, resumed racing on Friday morning (UTC) following a Cape Horn pit-stop to make repairs to a torn mainsail, as well as a damaged mast track and boom.
The move, which cost MAPFRE nearly 13-hours when they suspended racing, leaves the Spanish team 260-miles behind the fleet, with the leader, Team Brunel, just over 1,600 miles from the finish line in Itajaí, Brazil.
While the team had prepared for the possibility of a stop to repair the mast track by having shore support on stand-by near Cape Horn, the pit-stop became mandatory when the mainsail split into two pieces, torn from luff to leech, just before the Horn.



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