Barcelona World Race favourites are out after the top of their wingmast breaks in Southern Ocean

Vincent Riou and Seb Josse’s PRB lost part of her rig this morning and the favourites in Barcelona World Race are out.

The top 3m of their wingmast broke off when they were running downwind in 25 knots of wind and reportedly ‘crashed into a wave’. The pair are 630 miles from Cape Town and heading north.

For a picture of the damage and comment, see Elaine Bunting’s blog