Friday, March 30, 2012

1st Boat around the Horn - Volvo Ocean Race

The French boat - Groupama is first around Cape Horn.  Now they can head north to warmer weather.   The American boat Puma, led by New Englander Ken Read, was 10 miles behind them.
Telefonica has rounded the Horn, tucked into the shelter of an island, and set to working on their repairs.
All others struggling with repairs.  Fifth place Abu Dhabi drilled 20 holes in the hull from the outside to bolt into place a reinforcing plate to deal with delamination of the hull  1,500 miles from Cape Horn they're on their own.