(March 26, 2015; Day 10) – The quickest route to Cape Horn is to dive south, where the mileage is shorter in the lower latitudes. But digging that deep in the Southern Ocean comes with risks, specifically ice, so an ice limit in the Volvo Ocean Race course saves the teams from the temptation.
But there is no rule against skimming along the limit, which has propelled Dongfeng Race Team from fifth position a day ago, 37 nm off the lead, to the front of the fleet.
Now in the tradition of this edition of the race, the top five teams are all together, all playing the limit, and all staying within AIS range, if not within old fashion visibility. A decrease in winds even has …
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