Portimao racers tighten up as wind dies

Leaders of the Portimao Global Ocean Race have sailed out of the stronger winds that are still pushing other competitors behind them.  The race is getting closer.

From Sail-World.com:

With the fleet spread over such a small distance after a month at sea and three weeks in the Southern Ocean, the Leg 3 finish line in Ilhabela, Brazil, is going to be very crowded in the middle of next week. ‘Whatever happens from now, this is still likely to be one of the tightest Cape Horn legs of any ocean race ever and it is incredible for us to be part of that,’ says Salvesen. ‘Gripping stuff indeed!’

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By Ocean Navigator