Yacht Topaz has encountered a mechanical problem that will prevent it from competing further in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. The owners and team are obviously very disappointed not to continue in what has been such a great event for them, and looks forward to getting back out on the race course as soon as possible.

Topaz were leading Velsheda in the Super Maxi class by 2-1 after what has been three days of ferocious match racing between the two, who will now meet again at the end of September at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.