The latest race news from the race
At 04:45, Charles-Louis Mourruau and Estelle Greck (Entraide Marine-Adsom, Class40) informed the race office that they had dismasted. The two co-skippers were below during their change of watch when the mast landed on the deck, following the fracture of the forestay u-bolt. They were sailing upwind in 20 to 25 knots off the Portuguese coast. Mourruau and Greck were able to recover the mast and suffered no physical damage.
The duo had made a great start to the race, keeping pace with the latest generation boats on their older Pogo series. They were in 7th place when they dismasted, less than 40 miles from the Class40 leader. They are currently positioned 280 miles from Lisbon or Porto.