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Former Volvo Ocean Race Sailor Dies In Incident At Spanish Marina

9th January 2020
File image of the marina at Port Bell in Barcelona File image of the marina at Port Bell in Barcelona Photo: Friedrich Böhringer/Wikimedia

An Australian sailor who took part in the former Volvo Ocean Race has died in an incident in a Spanish marina before the New Year. reports that the body of 37-year-old Zane Gills was found under the yacht he had sailed with his brother into Port Vell in Barcelona ahead of New Year’s Eve.

It’s understood that Zane’s brother left him on board to run an errand but on return there was no sign of the professional sailor, who was bowman for Team Telefonica in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race that climaxed in Galway.

Zane was also a foiling sailor, taking part in the 2018 Moth Worlds alongside Ireland’s David Kenefick and Rory Fitzpatrick, and was part of the Desafío MAPFRE offshore team, which was among those paying tribute from the world of sailing. has more on the story HERE.

Published in Volvo Ocean Race
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