2nd Team Drops From Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi team will send boat to S. Africa

Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race     Photo: MauritsV/Flickr

A second boat has pulled out of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, leaving just four teams racing from Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. The Abu Dhabi boat sustained a broken mast just six hours after leaving the starting port of Alicante, Spain. After returning to port and replacing the mast, the team set out again on Wednesday before deciding today to suspend racing while they conducted additional repairs. The team plans to send its boat on a cargo ship from Lisbon to South Africa, where it will rejoin the race. Chinese team Sanya also dropped out of the first leg after tearing a hole in its hull during the race's first night. Teams are penalized, but not disqualified, for failing to complete a stage.

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