MAPFRE is the new leader on Saturday morning, charging east with Team Brunel, Dongfeng Race Team and Turn the Tide on Plastic all within four miles.
"Another night has passed and we are still in sight of the leaders. We can see three boats just ahead and to weather, which is reassuring," writes Dee Caffari, the skipper on Turn the Tide on Plastic, who has closed to within 3.7 miles of the leader.
"We are experiencing shifty winds and varying strength as clouds pass us by regularly. The general view is quite grey and overcast and each cloud has a little rain to allow us to wash the salt water off."
For Team Brunel trimmer and helmsman Kyle Langford, it's been tight racing.
"The whole night we've been within a mile or two of the other boats," he said. "There's been a lot of sail changes, and nearly sail changes, so everybody up on deck even if we don't do anything. We're pushing really hard to keep the boat going all the time."
Further behind, team AkzoNobel and Scallywag have also turned east and are following in line with the leading pack, but nearly 120 miles directly west.
It's as frustrating position to be in, but the weather forecast is still predicting the trailiing pair will pick up the new breeze first, so hope remains they can close the gap.