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Mast high! - DHL Races to save Groupama's Race

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Mast high! - DHL Races to save Groupama's Race

When Groupama dimasted, the race was on for DHL to get a replacement mast to Brazil to keep the team in the Volvo Ocean Race.

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When Groupama dimasted about 60 nautical miles south of the Uruguayan port Punta del Este, the race was on for DHL to get a replacement mast to Brazil to keep the team in the Volvo Ocean Race.
The Groupama racing team arrived in Itajaí, Brazil on April 10 after 23 days at sea, one of the most spectacular finishes to a leg yet. Though they'd been leading for much of Leg 5, the team had slowed to a crawl when the mast broke. And they spent three days building a makeshift rig in Uruguay.
While the team was on shore jury rigging their boat in Uruguay, DHL launched into action over on the other side of the Atlantic. Getting the 100-feet tall fragile carbon fiber structure half way around the world was the logistics equivalent of life at the extreme. Take a behind-the-scenes look at this delicate operation.