Sailing

EPISODE 6: AND THEN THE MAST FELL OVER THE SIDE

PART ONE: 2,100 Miles From Nowhere

The PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG team suffered a broken mast onboard PUMA's Mar Mostro in the South Atlantic Ocean on November 21, 2011, 17 days after the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain. The team was more then 2,100 nautical miles from their intended destination of Cape Town, South Africa and were forced to retire from Leg 1 of the race.

After around the clock efforts from the crew and shore team, PUMA's Mar Mostro was able to refuel and motor to the remote island of Tristan da Cunha.

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