We just managed to stay in front and hopefully we can now keep this lead till the end, but no doubt will be hard as, specially Dongfeng and Vestas are racing neck to neck and this will make them push the boats even more.
“Although still north of 40º South, when fog cleared we managed to see some albatross”
“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!”
“Weather is still warm and nice, and gives us a good break to set the boat up ready for the Southern Ocean part of the leg”
A new email from skipper Xabi Fernández
Vila: “Conditions have been mostly sunny, with some isolated showers early and enjoying now nice sailing conditions”
“The ITCZ was relatively easy to cross this time, and we did not experience long calm periods”