VO-Race – Vestas Strandung

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UPDATE: 0300 UTC

Race Control has had it confirmed that the Team Vestas Wind crew has now been rescued and will stay on the le du Sud, where there is a house and some facilities. All the crew is safe and nobody is injured.

Team Vestas Wind is making plans with Volvo Ocean Race on how to transport the crew off the island as well as how to salvage the boat.

Team Alvimedica has now been released and will continue racing towards Abu Dhabi.

Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, said: „I’m extremely relieved that every one of the nine crew members now are safe and that nobody is injured. That has always been our first priority since we first learned about the grounding.

„At the same time, I’m deeply saddened that this happened to Team Vestas Wind and Chris Nicholson and his team. It’s devastating for the team, for the race and for everyone involved. I really feel for Chris and the team right now and we will continue to support them all the way going forward.

https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/8082_Team-Vestas-Wind-updates.html

 

Team Alvimedica navigator Will Oxley talks to Race Director Jack Lloyd via LiveX about the Team Vestas Wind incident.

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