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Published on Apr 5, 2012
Groupama sailing team suffered a broken mast Wednesday evening while leading Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race -- just 600 miles (nm) from the leg finish in Itajai, Brazil.
It was another instance of one of the team's boats reaching a breaking point, drawing inevitable comparisons to Abu Dhabi and PUMA Ocean Racing from earlier in the race. It also prompted Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad to comment on the damage to the fleet of boats.
Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean Race YouTube Channel in the future. Get all the latest updates on www.VolvoOceanRace.com