Croatian sailor, Ivica Kostelic (ACI), who was racing in the Class40 division in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race, is heading for Cascais in Portugal, suffering from many technical problems, including the loss of his wind gear.
After a brief pit stop in La Coruña on Saturday and considering the difficulties he is now facing, the Olympic and World Cup ski champion has taken the painful decision to retire from the race.
A top class sportsman, who worked hard to compete in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, Ivica is clearly very disappointed. At 1000hrs on Tuesday morning, the Class40 ACI was sailing at 7.5 knots 120 miles West of Porto.
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