Dongfeng Breaks Mast, Team Alvimedica Rounds Cape Horn in Front

U.S./Turkish entry Team Alvimedica, led by 30-year-old skipper Charlie Enright (Bristol, RI) and 26-year-old Mark Towill (Kaneohe, HI) was the first team in the fleet to round the most iconic point in the Volvo Ocean Race -- Cape Horn -- as the race returned to the Atlantic waters for the first time in five months. Rounding Cape Horn is an achievement for ocean sailors much like reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. In fact, more people have climbed atop the world's tallest mountain then rounded Cape Horn. PHOTO OF TEAM ALVIMEDICA PASSING CAPE HORN (c) Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race Meanwhile, earlier in the night, Chinese entry Dongfeng Race Team broke its mast about 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn. All crew onboard are safe. They are not planning to continue racing on this leg and are heading towards Ushuaia, Argentina under sail with limited capabilities and will assess options there for passage to the Leg 5 finish in Itajai, Brazil. Three other teams (Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel, MAPFRE) also rounded Cape Horn Monday, while the all-female Team SCA was still battling brutal Southern Ocean conditions with a few hundred miles to go before reaching the iconic landmark. FOR ALL THE LATEST, BREAKING NEWS, GO TO:http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html