Rescuers reached the sailor Susie Goodall, who was stuck at 2,000 miles from Cape Horn after her boat was "destroyed".
The twenty-nine, who competed in a 30,000-mile race around the world, when he lost the tree during a "fierce" storm in the South Pacific Ocean.
Goodall, from Falmouth in Cornwall, was fourth in the Golden Globe Race when winds of twenty knots and "huge seas" damaged his Rustler 36 yacht DHL Starlight on Wednesday.
She said she was "thrown from the other side of the cabin and was thrown out for a while".
A distress signal from his yacht was collected for the first time by the Falmouth Coast Guard.
They alerted the breed control and the Chilean maritime search and rescue authorities that are responsible for that sector of the Pacific.
The authorities contacted a ship 480 miles southwest of Goodall's position and asked for help.
Tian Fu has now arrived with her hit ship, before she has taken off.
Goodall is the youngest and only competitor in the world that participates in the world regatta of non-stop yachts, which sees competitors sailing alone, abandoning any form of modern technology or satellite navigation equipment.
The competitors left France on July 1st and it will take about nine months to complete.
The last time the race was held was in 1968. Sir Robin Knox Johnston was the only one to finish.
Eighteen sailors took part in this year's race, but more than half of the competitors withdrew and many were disarmed.