Bluewater racer dismasted after rolling

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Having been alerted to a problem on California after they activated their EPIRB Tuesday afternoon, a clearer picture of the team's dismasting is now beginning to emerge.

California'sskipper Pete Rollason explained how the yacht had come to lose her mast and reported the 68-foot racing boat was hit beam on Sunday by a large sea coming from the port side. The impact caused the boat to roll to starboard through approximately 120 degrees and as the yacht righted herself (as she is designed to do), the mast was broken in two places.

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