En route to Boston on the sixth leg of the competition, Volvo Ocean Racers have accelerated to around 14 knots after a slow start.
Next target is the scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha 1,000 nautical miles away. The tempo is rising.
Ericsson 4’s Media Crew Member, Guy Salter, is relishing the lift in the pace of life on board. “Its nice to have the wind again as the inside of the boat is stacked nicely as is the windward rail,” he wrote.
“We are ploughing along now at what seems to be break neck speeds (or at least after the first 28 hours). Fourteen knots seems like potential passing out/nose bleed speed compared to the first few days.