Iceberg forces detour in 5th leg of Volvo Ocean Race
ALICANTE, Spain (AP) Volvo Ocean Race crews are speeding through the Southern Ocean toward Cape Horn in the fifth leg Sunday after organizers guided them clear of a 1-kilometre (0.6-mile) wide iceberg that was blocking their path.
The massive iceberg was spotted on the Race HQ satellite screens at the end of last week and has led to a hasty change in the positioning of ice gates in the toughest of all nine stages in the nine-month offshore marathon.
The ice limits will force the boats to sail clear of the iceberg's passage in the Southern Ocean. Crews will be penalized if they sail over these boundaries toward hazardous areas.