A seaweed invasion, trade winds and Team Brunel setting the pace... the competition is certainly heating up as the fleet get closer to Newport and it's not looking good for everyone. Track the fleet in real time here and read the latest article from our editorial team here.
Team Brunel didn't have the best start to this race but they won the last leg and are now winning this one. Currently flying along at 20 knots, we love this 'catch us if you can' video from Onboard Reporter Sam Greenfield on Facebook.
It's hard to get personal space onboard a Volvo Ocean 65 but Liz Wardley from Turn the Tide on Plastic thinks she has just the spot judging from her tweet below.
Heading off to my 'stand and think' corner! I seem to spend a lot of time up there. ???????? pic.twitter.com/fZTBPxDKJF— Liz Wardley (@LizWardley) May 2, 2018
The teams have faced a seaweed invasion this leg. Sargassum seaweed has been creating problems for sailors since the days of Christopher Columbus and now, more than 500 years later, it continues to cause havoc for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet.
It's guess the sailor time. If it wasn't for the Onboard Reporter's captions for each picture, we wouldn't have a clue. The caption for this picture taken by Jeremie Lecaudey was 'Horace's Hat'.
Being a sailor, especially an offshore sailor, is a curious career choice. Here is Lucas Champman on how and why he came to love the sport.
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