Ericsson 4 and PUMA lead VOR

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

As the fleet continues to blast reach, the breeze has dropped slightly and the temperatures are rising. For Telefónica 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.

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By Ocean Navigator