Team Vestas Wind race crew finally escape island
ALICANTE, Spain, December 2 – Chris Nicholson’s stranded Team Vestas Wind crew are finally on their way back to civilisation after two days sitting on a remote ‘sand pit’ in the Indian Ocean, where there was a risk of shark encounters.
Things are slow for the fleet while they are stuck in an area of no wind & high temperatures… perfect scenario for ‘the hunger games’ onboard MAPFRE.
ALICANTE, Spain, December 1 – This graphic picture (below) shows the stricken Team Vestas Wind lying in a reef in a remote Mauritius archipelago of St Brandon after being grounded there at the weekend.
The team and race organisers are now working out the best way to recover the Volvo Ocean 65 in the Indian Ocean.