Saturday, January 24, 2009

Puma breaks their boom...

Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
PUMA Ocean Racing, skippered by Ken Read (USA), breaks their boom in over 50 knots of wind and 20 feet high waves, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China. The crew were able to save two broken sections of the boom and are putting together a jury rig boom with which they intend to continue to race the remaining 1,100 miles.

The team have sought shelter in a small harbour in the northern end of the Philippines, where they are waiting until the worst of the storm passes. -