Out on the water the north-south divide continues in the fleet with over 200 miles separating the two groups. You can track the fleet live here if you think you can handle the stress.
Almost every leg of this race Turn the Tide on Plastic have shown they can keep up with the fleet and are ready to mix things up and Leg 9 is no exception. Check out how happy the team are to wake up next to the two overall race leaders.
It's been touch and go for Dongfeng Race Team overnight as they saw the group in the south catch better wind. A few disagreements onboard as the brilliant but hot-headed navigator Pascal Bidegorry and a cool calm and collected Stu Bannatyne discuss their options on deck.
As a Volvo Ocean Race fan you will know better than anyone, it can take over your life. Here's a fantastic picture of Team SHK/Scallywag's navigator Libby Greenhalgh proving there is no other way than to eat, sleep and live the race.
With all the complicated weather systems, our Race Experts in Volvo Ocean Race HQ are having a field day. They've even got a poll going! Want to take part? Click below or follow them on Twitter @RaceExperts.
Poll time: As the north group begin to find their speed, where would you want to be? Who will come out in front as the tracks converge over the coming 24hours??— Race Experts (@RaceExperts) May 23, 2018
Desperate to come out on top this leg, Dongfeng Race Team's skipper Charles Caudrelier sails into the night feeling the pressure.
Short on time today? Not to worry - we have everything you have missed overnight in our Wednesday morning Quick Fix.