48:24.9N 008:55.7W at 0923BST
From the radio chatter is sounds like Carolina, Franglais, BladeRunner and
Concerto all have roughly the same distance to go. All quiet from
Strategem who are either well in the lead or just keeping quiet on the radio to
keep their game plan a secret.
All fine aboard for the last 24 hours, the small spinnaker went up again
yesterday afternoon as the seas had flattened down a bit. We have
been frustrated with the kite and getting a decent course out of Wendy as we had
a beam-on sea that was knocking us about. It was much more successful last
night and we made some good progress.
The kite came back down again at 0800 as while Mark was on watch the wind
has shifted a bit more around to the north and the best we could make was
090-100 which was not great. So we are now back to white sails and
plugging on at the best speed we can make.
Not long to go now with 182nm to the manacles buoy and only a few miles on
from there to Falmouth. Will be checking the weather in a bit but I’m
hoping yesterdays forecast for light northerlies has changed as that could give
us a slow finish.
We had two great shows from the dolphins yesterday who played with the
boat, jumping out of the water and darting in and out of the bow-wave.