Brutal conditions batter Azzam's mast
- From the section Sailing
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing suffer a broken mast in the first 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race, as brutal conditions force racing yacht Azzam to motor back into Alicante on Sunday morning.
British skipper Ian Walker said he knew they were in trouble when his feet "left the deck" and expresses his disappointment after months of preparation.
Azzam was damaged 30 miles south of Cartagena in Spain during leg one of the race from Alicante to Cape Town.