Volvo Ocean Race/Team Vestas Wind update (0045 UTC)


Team Vestas Wind reported to Race Management that all nine crew have safely abandoned the boat. The life rafts are anchored to a dry section of the reef, where the crew awaits daylight.

At daylight, they intend to board a RIB from the local coastguard to be taken ashore on a nearby island or join Team Alvimedica. All nine are uninjured.

We will continue to give updates on the situation as we receive more information.

*An earlier statement carried an incorrect time stamp of 0845 instead of 2045 UTC. We apologise for any confusion.

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