Puma dismasts in the Volvo Ocean Race


I feel for six-time, yes six,  J24 World Champion Ken Read and his crew on PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG after their dismasting in the Volvo Ocean Race.  You can really see his disappointment in this video.  Although, not on the same scale, we dismasted in our first ever J24 regatta at the Canadians in 09.  It was our first summer in the boat.  I had spent countless hours preparing the boat.  Our crew was totally committed and eager.  The worse, it happened on the second race of the first day.  We finished in 7th during the first race.  The wind was piping with gust in the 30s.  The short chop was just too much.  We hit a good wave and when we landed, the rig came down.  The carnage was nothing compared to the disappointment of knowing that all the hard work, that yourself and the crew had put in, was dismantled without being able to put up a fight.

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