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Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE rejoins the race

MAPFRE completed its pit-stop to make urgent repairs but finds itself rejoining the race 260 miles behind the leader.Nervio and Talpi fixing the boom -

Following a Cape Horn pit-stop to make repairs to a torn mainsail, as well as a damaged mast track and boom MAPFRE has rejoined the Volvo Ocean Race.

The move, which cost MAPFRE nearly 13-hours when they suspended racing, leaves the Spanish team 260-miles behind the fleet, with the leader, Team Brunel, just over 1,600 miles from the finish line in ItajaĆ­, Brazil.

While the team had prepared for the possibility of a stop to repair the mast track by having shore support on stand-by near Cape Horn, the pit-stop became mandatory when the mainsail split into two pieces, torn from luff to leech, just before the Horn.

Up ahead, the fleet charges on, pushing east-northeast, and passing just south of the Falkland Islands, where conditions remain fierce.

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 - Friday 30 March @ 13:00 UTC

1. Team Brunel -- distance to finish -- 1,609 nautical miles
2. Dongfeng Race Team + 31 nm
3. Vestas 11th Hour Racing + 32 nm
4. team AkzoNobel + 52 nm
5. Turn the Tide on Plastic + 69 nm
6. MAPFRE + 264 nm resumed racing

7. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (retired)

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