All the boats are using the same program, a very powerful routing tool named Expedition... I doubt the software program itself had much of anything to do with this incident...wonder if they will use the same navigator and routing program. real curious who generated that program.
I'm sure there was pressure from their sponsors as well, to get them back into the race.They are basically doing it to finish the legs they can. They know they can't win, but it's definitely symbolic of the don't-give-up spirit for them to get back on the water and showcase themselves again.