It was then Mapfre's turn, when the overall race leader revealed it'd been dealing with a compromised mainsail track, which was giving the team dire concerns. They'd effected a jury rig, and knowing the next failure was a dismasting, they dispatched a small shore team to the remote South American tip. Skipper Xabi Fernandez hadn't anticipated their mainsail parting from luff to leech while en route, so Mapfre's anticipated pit stop before rounding the Horn proved to be a wise choice after all. Thirteen hours after suspending racing, with a bandaged mainsail, a reglued track and a critical repair to the boom performed, they were back on the racetrack, in slow pursuit of the front-runners. They too were happy to leave the Southern Ocean, with all its splendor and misery.