Ian Walker thinks its the craziest thing he has ever done on a boat. Thing is, its not crazy but totally necessary. The Azzam crew make a masterful “at-sea” repair that will hopefully keep them in the race.

Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean Race YouTube Channel in the future. Get all the latest updates on www.VolvoOceanRace.com



  1. Its not difficult to build a carbon/foam sandwich core properly but it appears that this work is being done by people who don't know what they're doing. This is supposed to be the most competitive yacht race in the world and now it's turned into the "how to repair your boat at sea" contest. What a joke.

  2. Neat idea ingeniously executed. Fair play to Azzam's crew. These new generation O70s are obviously not strong enough. It seems to me that 'speed' has been the overriding design driver and ironically the net result is that we haven't see enough racing. I'd rather see slightly slower speeds if it increased the chances of more sustained racing.