Sailing

- Chinese entrant Dongfeng Race Team was one of four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to keel over in the Southern Ocean on Tuesday as the fleet experienced its roughest conditions since the event started last October. The all-women’s crew of Team SCA (Sweden), Dongfeng and MAPFRE (Spain) all suffered their boats briefly tipping on their sides during 12 hours of drama as they headed towards Cape Horn. Another competitor, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, also endured a drama-filled night, reporting “a massive wipe-out”. Miraculously, no injuries were reported. Team Brunel (Netherlands), which avoided any major problems, led at 1255 GMT by 11.1nm from overall race leaders, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.

AFP

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