Say hello to the Furious Fifties. The teams are pushing harder than ever as they ease close to the tougher conditions of the Southern Ocean. Ever wondered what it’s like down there? Take a look at these shots taken onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic and Dongfeng Race Team that show what everyday life on deck is like.
And if you’re still struggling to imagine, check out this cracking video from team AkzoNobel shot by Onboard Reporter James Blake. Featuring some epic wet weather slow motion footage:
With temperatures dropping by the degree every few hours the excitement and anticipation of the South is almost tangible in this picture of Welsh sailor Bleddyn Mon
Epic drone footage alert! Check out this video of Team SHK/Scallywag as the team deal with the changing conditions and prepare for ’survival’ in the Southern Ocean:
As the sea hits you in the face ‘like little stones’ Annemeike Bes has got it sorted. Here she is sporting her latest ocean accessory
Finally as the teams have covered 500miles in less than 24 hours, catch up on all the overnight moves on the race track with this quick fix from Race HQ: https://www.facebook.com/volvooceanrace/videos/10156720870057437/