Four days into the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, between Qingdao and Rio De Janiero, Ericsson 4 and PUMA are neck and neck at the head of the fleet.
From ISAF’s sailing.org:
As the fleet continues to blast reach, the breeze has dropped slightly and the temperatures are rising. For TelefÃ³nica Blue it is just a question of grinding down the opposition and not being tempted into taking short cuts. The team has set their big spinnaker and reports a grey sky. “Reaching is a bit boring for most of us, but it means good mileage in the right direction,” skipper Bouwe BEKKING (NED) said.