It was a hairy moment at sea when Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag lost a headsail, but thankfully it was just a pin holding the sail popping out. Watch the video here
It’s could have been quite the setback for Volvo Ocean Race team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag when they lost a headsail overnight. Fortunately the sail fell overboard only because a pin holding it popped out and skipper David Witt’s crew were able to fix the issue quickly.
Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag is in a very tight battle for fourth place, followed by: Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team in fifth place, Turn the Tide on Plastic skippered by Dee Caffari in sixth and Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel in seventh place.
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Less than two miles separate fourth from last place, so any time sailing at less than 100% can lose teams points easily.
Thankfully in this instance the team recovered very quickly, with no injuries and no serious damage, and still in fourth place on the leaderboard.