Trouble for USA team in The Ocean Race

Cape Town, South Africa (February 16, 2023) – The US-flagged 11th Hour Racing Team are pleading for help as their campaign to win The Ocean Race is now in the hands of the Race Committee which received a request today from the team to replace their damaged foils for Leg 3 from 11th Hour Racing Team at 0900 UTC.

The Rules of The Ocean Race (Notice of Race 6.4) specify teams are only allowed to use one set of foils in The Ocean Race. However, a team may apply for permission to replace a foil that “suffers serious damage that cannot be repaired before a Leg start”.

A dominant question at the start of The Ocean Race was whether all five IMOCA teams would finish the race, and that is being put to the test as the Race Committee reviews the technical reports supplied with the request. Here is the statement from 11th Hour Racing Team…

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