Come together

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Its all go in the Puma camp, trying to bring it all together in Cape Town for the in-port race on 10th December. Read the teams to-do list by Kimo here

The drama continues…

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Groupama sailing team have lodged a protest with the International Jury against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand over the forestay and rigging on their boat during Leg 1. (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) Groupama say in the protest that while racing, the CAMPER boat: 1.Does not positively lock its means of adjustment of the forward  … Read more

Bad Leg

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It’s been a bad leg from a mast and rigging perspective. Most has been well documented (Azzam and Puma) but not many have picked up on Campers near disastrous runner failure a few hours before the finish. It’s not so interesting for the mainstream media as it was not a ‘race stopper’ and fairly hard  … Read more

Leg 1 – done.

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Congrats to Telefoncia, the winner of leg one in the Volvo Ocean Race. The boat/team from Spain kept it together while pushing hard. 50% of the fleet didn’t. Watch this great Vid of Telefonica’s last few miles under Table Top montain, on apporach to Cape Town:

News from Kenny

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Puma’s skipper Ken Read is starting to shed some light on the possible cause of their mast failure in his latest update: ….so, we are back on track for the moment, awaiting our shipping plan from Tristan to Cape Town from Tim Hacket and Kimo Worthington who essentially are working around the clock and have  … Read more

The Statement (2)

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This time from Hall Spars president, Eric Hall: Puma Rig Loss (November 22, 2011 – Bristol, RI) — The news yesterday that Puma’s Mar Mostro lost her rig was devastating for all on the Puma team. Hall is working closely with the crew, the rig designer Scott Ferguson, and standing rigging supplier Southern Spars to  … Read more

Over and Out

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Puma officially pulls out of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race after breaking their mast yesterday afternoon. Tough times for Ken Read and his boys. No word yet on the cause of the failure. Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race

PUMA’S MAR MOSTRO SUFFERS BROKEN MAST

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(Source: Volvo Ocean Race) PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG reported that they had suffered a broken mast on the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, which began 17 days ago from Alicante, Spain. The crew are unhurt. The rig onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro failed at around 1500 UTC in the southern Atlantic  … Read more

The Statement

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Azzam Dismasting Image credit: Ainhoa Sanzhez (Source: Future Fibres) At 1915 GMT on Saturday 5 November, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing´s VO70 Azzam was dismasted in 3.5m swells and +30 knots of wind. Thankfully, no-one was hurt in the incident and the boat was back in Alicante by the following morning. The first priority was to  … Read more