Mike Golding dismasted

News is just coming in that Mike Golding’s Ecover has been dismasted in the Velux 5-Oceans Race. This occurred just hours after he rescued Alex Thomson from his disabled Hugo Boss in an event reminiscent of Pete Goss’ rescue of Raphael Dinelli. The mast broke in two places, near the top and just above the main spreaders. The mainsail is intact.

The duo are believed to be heading for Cape Town. More soon.