British sailor John Fisher went overboard as his boat traversed the South Pacific west of Cape Horn. He was reported lost at sea by race officials Tuesday. The grueling around-the-world sailing event stops in Newport this May.
According the race organization, Fisher fell overboard in stormy weather on Monday as the team was racing the 7,600 nautical mile leg from Brazil to New Zealand. Fisher was 47 years old. He was racing with a team representing Hong Kong.