The team is in Hobart to work on the bow pulpit and the port side net, after they were damaged.
The choice was made to make a technical stopover at the Port of Hobart before passing into the Pacific Ocean. The stopover is timely, allowing the team to dodge the very severe weather conditions between Tasmania and New Zealand.
As per race rules, for a technical stopover where one or more crew or technical team come on board to help, the stop must be a mandatory 24-hours minimum.
As of Wednesday evening, this will be the fifth stopover since the start of the challenge, with Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, skippered by Charles Caudrelier, yet to stop and still in the lead.