Tuesday cover: What comes next for crashed Vestas Wind in Volvo Ocean Race?

The National's Sport cover for the Tuesday, December 9 issue, featuring Team Vestas Wind, facing many questions after crashing out of the Volvo Ocean Race's second leg.

The National’s Sport cover for the Tuesday, December 9 issue, featuring Team Vestas Wind, facing many questions after crashing out of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Examining the team’s calamity in the Indian Ocean, during the leg that will take the fleet to Abu Dhabi, Osman Samiuddin writes:

“Team Vestas Wind will have to overcome monumental challenges to continue their participation in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) after team officials conceded on Monday that their boat is irreparably damaged.

“While VOR competitors have made conciliatory remarks about the trickiness of negotiating that stretch of sea, much of the sailing world is clear that the accident should not have occurred with professional sailors aboard.”

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Published: December 9, 2014 04:00 AM

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