The teams have been racing for just over 5 days with another estimated 10 excruciating days in the Southern Ocean to go. There's one important thing to remember about this leg and that is it’s a double points leg, and there’s a bonus point for the first boat to pass Cape Horn. So there are enough points at stake for teams to be mathematically out of contention by Brazil... Brush up on your point scoring knowledge with this article.
The conditions so far for the fleet have been tough but manageable, however, that's all about to change. Click here to read what's coming next for our Volvo Ocean Race sailors.
So, back to the boats. We're loving this compilation of wet and wild images on Facebook - check it out below:
Team AkzoNobel lost the lead overnight and this stunning picture of Martine Grael was taken shortly afterwards.
In this video shot by Onboard Reporter Martin Keruzore onboard Dongfeng, young sailor Jack Bouttell tells us about an injury he sustained when he was thrown around by a gigantic wave. A good video that gives us a rare insight into life as a bowman.
Just as we're writing this a bunch of shots from Team Brunel just landed in RAW including this one of Abby Ehler jumping over the sheets to get to the mast after a gybe. Courtesy of Onboard Reporter Yann Riou.
And finally, despite the chaos onboard we get to see a tiny bit of normality with this shot of Stacey Jackson, brushing her teeth with bamboo recyclable toothbrushes onboard Vestas 11th Hour Racing.
New updates to the Antarctic Exclusion Zone allow the fleet more sea room to the south and potential to opt for lesser breeze close to the new boundary with the passing of a low expected from Tuesday 27th #watchlog pic.twitter.com/BBa8dihTjz— Race Experts (@RaceExperts) March 23, 2018