Offshore

Brad Jackson (NZL), Jules Salter (GBR) and Joca Signorini (BRA), have decided not to sail the first leg and are considering their future plans.

Michael Lunn’s Azuree 40 Lion Rock was the final boat to sail into Nha Trang, putting her in 4th place in IRC Racer 1 division.

The race opens with a sprint (relatively speaking) from Alicante to Lisbon for Leg 1.

An Orca whale is tracking last placed PSP Logistics – a beautiful sight on a dull grey day.

The goal is to get Harmer back on the boat for Leg 2, starting on November 5.

The biggest high for Mascalzone Latino’s Cookson 50 crew was a top speed of 30 knots.

French match racing Olympian, Marie Riou, is taking part for the first time joining the experienced Olympian, Carolijn Brouwer.

George David’s 90ft Rambler is the record holder, setting a time of 47 hours, 55 minutes in 2007.

From the start of the standby and during the attempt, the weather routing team will work at full capacity.

Australian David Witt at the press conference: “As has been recorded, I’m a lunatic, but I think we’re all lunatics together.”

The next boat expected Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino which currently leads IRC overall.

Simon Hull (Frank Sailing) enlisted Jimmy Spithill to join them for the race.

The task is to design a foil that has a wider window of optimum performance for CQS, while creating foils that are sympathetic to potential speed.

The Tasmanian entry is now only around 35nm behind the IRC Racer 2 division which started 25 hours earlier and is on her way to take Line Honours.

The top two teams finished approximately two miles apart after 14 days racing through the South Atlantic.