Leg 6 to Auckland. Xabi Fernández stearing. © Ugo Fonollá/MAPFRE/Volvo Ocean Race

New leg, same story. We have done four days sailing in all conditions and here we are: 0.4 nm from DNGF and 7 nm from TBRU.

After sailing away from Auckland for two days, we took the front last night and since then we have had a very good sailing. Quite windy and going fast and fighting for every boat length we can find in the way.

I already see is going to be an exhausting leg but we knew this before the start, I guess.

The truth is we are looking forward for some trade winds sailing, sunny and clear skies! Right now the visibility is low and they are all grey days so I hope it get’s better soon.

We will have a transition to pass tomorrow and I guess we will meet all together again and restart the race.

For the rest, all good on board. Everyone is ok and trying to have as much rest as we can.

Best regards from MAPFRE.

Xabi