Mar Mostro, Puma Ocean Racing's Volvo Open 70, arrived Wednesday in Cape Town, South Africa — 16 days after dismasting about 2,150 nautical miles from the Leg 1 finish of the Volvo Ocean Race.
When the rig failed Nov. 21, the crew motored the damaged yacht to Tristan da Cunha and awaited transport to Cape Town. In a tricky open-water maneuver, Mar Mostro was hoisted aboard the container ship Team Bremen on Dec. 2 and placed in a cradle on deck for the passage. The mast arrived Dec. 3 in Cape Town.
Click play to watch Mar Mostro's transfer to the container ship.
Click play to watch Mar Mostro's and the crew's arrival in Cape Town.
The team is focused on getting Mar Mostro ready for the in-port race Saturday and Sunday’s start of Leg 2, which takes the fleet 5,460 nautical miles to Abu Dhabi.