(May 25, 2015; Day 9) – A funny thing happened as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet sought the best route to negotiate the Azores High. As the wind clocked around from the south to the north, there was enough separation within the fleet to cause some separation. Shocking!
Getting the worst of it was overall race leader Abu Dhabi, having dropped to last in the standings, having now only slightly recovered. If another shuffle doesn’t occur, they could see their seemingly comfortable six point overall margin on Dongfeng get pretty uncomfortable.
“We are having a tough time on Azzam right now as we have to accept the losses from being becalmed for three hours when the hig…
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