Before we get into today's Daily Digest, take a look at the latest expected time of arrival (ETA) for the fleet. This tweet was made by our team of @RaceExperts and there's plenty more where that came from. Follow them on Twitter here.
0100utc Position Report: @DongfengRacing lead @brunelsailing by 1.6 and @desafioMAPFRE by 6.7 miles. Some difficult decisions coming up: east or west of the TSZ ahead? The transition to very light and variable wind in Rhode Island Sound. 50 miles to run and all to play for. pic.twitter.com/L0rPQWVmQo— Race Experts (@RaceExperts) May 8, 2018
As the fleet enter the last hours of racing the feelings of exhaustion, frustration and determination are enchroaching on every picture taken by the Onboard Reporters. Here are just a few to give you an idea.
So, how has your week been? Check in with Nicolai and Brad onboard team AkzoNobel as they recap their week, day by day, in a bit of light-hearted fun.
Why do the final miles always have to be so painful? Dee Caffari's frustration is palpable. Just hours after this video was recorded, MAPFRE did in fact overtake Turn the Tide on Plastic, pushing the team's dream of a podium just that little bit further away.
Imagine being dragged out of bed only to face the cold and damp conditions of the Atlantic Ocean. That's exactly what happens every night to Kyle Langford on the 4-hours on, 4-hours off watch system onboard Brunel.
Look at this picture taken by Ugo Fonolla onboard MAPFRE, where would you rather be? On deck or down below? Send us your answer using #VolvoOceanRace on social.
They're not about to let anyone take the lead off them. Check out this awesome drone footage of Team Brunel heading full throttle towards Newport.
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