Vestas was sailing in a 25 to 30-knot northerly wind with 3-meter waves but the mast buckled above the first spreader and tumbled over the side. The crew was able to cut the mast away before it did any real damage to the hull and they motored to the Falkland Islands where they are trying to assess what’s next for them. Meanwhile Team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag have retired from the leg and made landfall in Chile. Dutch Team Brunel was first across crossed the finish line off Itajai, Brazil
Leg 8 starts on 04/22 they should be there way in advance of that with no other problems. As one poster stated these pictures are consistent with converting Ballast tanks to fuel storage?