Friday, January 19, 2018

VOR / Vestas 11th Hour Racing involved in collision before finish in Hong Kong

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has informed Race Control of a collision with another vessel approximately 30 miles from the finish line of Leg 4 in Hong Kong.

credit : A Ross

Race Control at Volvo Ocean Race headquarters was informed by the team at approximately 17:39 UTC.

All of the crew on Vestas 11th Hour Racing is reported to be safe. There is limited damage to the boat, but the team is still assessing this.

There is no information at this time on the condition of the other vessel.

Race Control has contacted the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to inform them of the incident. Race Control has also informed the rest of the fleet of the incident.


Race Control at the Volvo Ocean Race has requested team AkzoNobel to divert from its course to the finish line in Hong Kong to support Vestas 11th Hour Racing following a collision with another vessel.

From Volvo Ocean race