The race is living up to its reputation as one of the toughest challenges in professional sport, with three retiring in the last 24 hours.
One of the sailing boats taking part in the Transat Bakerly race has collided with a cargo ship today (3 May).
At around 10am the Race Control operators received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 V&B.
He'd suffered a serious collision with a cargo ship, leaving the bowsprit of his boat damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is currently still standing up.
The skipper is not injured, and he will now head to La Trinité sur Mer, or Lorient, to assess the damage.
Ocean racers begin 3000m Transat Bakerly journey from Plymouth to New York
The 14th edition of the Transat Bakerly has begun, with 25 boats sailing the seas from Plymouth to New York City.