This week's YW podcast is now online, Guy Swindells reports on a lively week in the Southern Ocean
Broaches and breakages, this has been a punishing week for the Volvo fleet with tales of wild downwind broaches and submarine style behaviour in huge and confused seas.
One of the early and most substantial breakages was that aboard Green Dragon. Ian Walker talks to Guy about breaking their boom and where the team can go from here.
Shortly afterwards news came in the Puma had broken a longitudinal frame in the boat and had to back off while the crew made repairs. Shortly afterwards the team suffered a second structural failure when another longitudinal stiffener, this time behind the keel broke. Ken Read talks about the problems.
Meanwhile, Torben Grael’s Ericsson 4 team was first through the gate to take maximum points. During the lively week there had been been little word from the team so how had they fared?
Video of the week must surely go to Team Russia who performed an impressive Chinese gybe and captured it on film, for the rest of us to enjoy! Yet despite this, Team Russia have been getting to grips with their beast of a boat – how?
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