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Jury to schedule hearing over Telefónica sails report

Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain, changing sails in rough weather ©PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race
Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain, changing sails in rough weather ©PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

The International Jury will schedule a hearing during the next stopover in Itajaí after receiving a report from the head of the Measurement Group over the sails carried by Team Telefónica during Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland.

No date has yet been set for the hearing into the protest, which concerns an alleged breach of the notice of race 5.2.2.

Under race rules, each boat is required to carry on board one storm trysail, one storm jib and one heavy weather jib, plus a maximum of seven other sails, made up of a maximum of one mainsail, two headsails, three spinnakers and one staysail.

An announcement will be made once the International Jury decides on a date for the hearing.


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