The leading boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have left Friday’s record-breaking conditions and are entering the last 1000 miles of Leg 9. The future is looking very uncertain as the fleet compress and find themselves in lighter conditions.
Read today's update of what's happening on the race track here as team AkzoNobel hang onto the lead by just 2.5 nautical miles (as of 16:23 UTC).
A must-read is also Mark Chisnell's Leg 9 Strategic Review: Part 2 where he breaks down the options and opportunities remaining for the teams. Don't forget you can track the boats on the Live Tracker in real time (unlike the fleet who only get position reports every 6 hours).
Now we love this race for the competition, and of course, the adventure. Check out this amazing video as MAPFRE have a close encounter with an expected spectator on the race course!
Once again, if you have a spare 15 minutes and want to catch up on all the best content, check out our Daily Live with Conrad Colman, behind the scenes at Alicante HQ.
It's been 5 days of relentless conditions in the North Atlantic but the crews are finally having a dry moment. Here is a picture of Martine Grael as she inspects her hands in the lighter conditions.
At the back of the fleet it's all hands on deck for Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag as the team change sails whilst skipper David Witt helms.
It's that time again, we have published the Leg 8 look back video. Let's watch as MAPFRE stunned us all with a shocking come-from-behind victory into a foggy Newport, Rhode Island.
And finally, just because we can never get enough of our around-the-world drones. Here is a tutorial on how to fly a drone in 30+ knots of wind from Brunel's Onboard Reporter, Sam Greenfield.