Exciting times for Turn the Tide on Plastic and Vestas 11th Hour Racing as they blitzed to the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Wednesday as the battle for Leg 8 glory continued due east of Rio de Janeiro.Read the full article here.
Spirits are high onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic as kiwi sailor Bianca Cook updates her Twitter account with the tweet below.
a happy crew as we are currently leading the fleet up the coast of Brazil pic.twitter.com/u7COF5h17x— Bianca Cook (@Bianca_Jayne) April 25, 2018
The saying goes 'sport doesn't build character, it reveals it' and we're loving these character-revealing portraits from Brian Carlin onboard team AkzoNobel.
This picture puts the size of a Volvo Ocean 65 A3 sail into perspective as Onboard Reporter Sam Greenfield snaps Nina Curtis on the bow of Team Brunel.
With a bad hair cut, an injured crew member and just one point ahead of second place MAPFRE, Dongfeng Race Team are determind to keep the overall lead of the race and win their first leg into Newport. Check out this video by Onboard Reporter Jeremie Lecaudey.
We're not sure if we love this picture or we hate it but here is Olympic Gold Medallist and America's Cup winner Blair Tuke casually amusing himself with a dead fly fish... gross!
Whoever said navigators don't do the physical work was lying and we have proof. Here's a picture of Juan Vila (MAPFRE's navigator) trimming the runner during a big squall.
Team AkzoNobel's Brian Carlin has managed to make bland carbon fibre look almost appealing. Whoever knew it could be quite so colourful below deck?
In case you need a full update of what's happening out on the water you can watch the replay of our Daily Live Show. Join Niall Myant-Best behind-the-scenes at Volvo Ocean Race HQ for a look at what's going on in Leg 8.