© Ugo Fonollá/MAPFRE/Volvo Ocean Race

Hi all,

We are sailing on starboard after more than a week sailing on port; I can’t remember which day was the last one we sailed on starboard! Feels good apart from going opposite direction to Cape Town. I guess this is one of the things doesn’t happen in any other sport!

We are pretty excited after that gybe close to the HP and our position with the rest of the fleet and now we are sailing with good wind (14-17knots) towards the first front that is going to give us a good push.

The most common questions on board are ETA, how much wind will come with the front and how far South we are going! The leader board does not seem to be so important anymore!

Apart from the banter we are all very much looking forward to the next days sailing and hopefully we can get the 100% of MAPFRE.

Xabi