Volvo Ocean Race: Death Valley ahead:
(February 19, 2018; Day 13) – As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet descends though the Pacific Ocean, negotiating the doldrums along the Solomon Islands has proven to be massively stressful for the leading pair on Leg 6 to Auckland, New Zealand.
As team AkzoNobel and Scallywag bumped up against an area of calm, those chasing were enjoying 10 to 15 knots of wind and making impressive gains. While the distance from first to last has nearly been halved in 24 hours, the rubber band has begun stretching again.
“It’s a bit stressful when you can feel the hot breath from the other boats breathing down your neck,” said Annemieke Bes from Scallywag. “But I think we’ve managed to c…
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