VOR competitors enter Southern Ocean

In tight formation, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is preparing to pass a scoring gate at latitude 36 degrees south, entering the Southern Ocean.

From the ISAF’s website sailing.org:

The racing is close, as close as it has ever been, with just 62 nautical miles from Ericsson 4 leading the fleet to Telefónica Blue bringing up the rear. Positions have been juggled as the fleet negotiated a band of cloud and calm as it made the transition into the new, more stable breeze. Spinnakers have been replaced by headsails as the fleet finds itself back on the wind and once more on port tack.

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By Ocean Navigator