Video of Puma’s Mar Mostro dismasting available online
After suffering a broken mast on Monday, November 21, the PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG team retired from Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. Video of the recovery of the mast and sails is available online at www.puma.com/sailing and can be downloaded for free on iTunes.
The rig onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro failed in the southern Atlantic Ocean, about 2,150 nautical miles from Cape Town, South Africa. All crew are safe and well.
For nine months, the PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG team is sailing 39,000 nautical miles, across four oceans and stopping on six continents. Join the journey through the PUMA Sailing PUMAcast online video series. Episodes chronicle the adventures of the 11-member crew on PUMA’s Mar Mostro as they circle the globe in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. The first episodes are available online at www.puma.com/sailing and can be downloaded for free on iTunes.
Packed with action, the PUMAcast series takes an inside look at the stories behind the team, along with the challenges, celebrations and antics that are part of living and racing onboard a 70-foot yacht. New episodes will run online and at iTunes through the end of the race in July 2012. Episodes feature footage captured onboard, combined with interviews and onshore activities.