ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Volvo Ocean Race skipper Simeon Tienpont has left team AkzoNobel after what the team said was a breach of contract.
The team declined further comment on Friday, the day before the first in port race.
The fleet is scheduled to leave Alicante a week from Saturday on the first leg of the round-the-world race.
AkzoNobel said it will still compete in the bluewater classic and will soon announce a new skipper.
Tienpont, from the Netherlands, was a two-time America’s Cup winner with Oracle Team USA.