Day 6 of this second stage and here we follow South direction to all Pastilla, between 16 and 20 knots of speed and direction exactly of 180 º.
More information heading to Cab City or the Vestas 11th Hour Racing g Ana the first stage of the Volvo Ocean Race we are already with tropical climate and it is very hot on board. We have good wind, with good trade winds, and the truth is that little more can be ordered. The boat is going very well and we are all fine. It starts to be a little awkward life on board in terms of heat, as everything is very humid, but that these are all our problems!
For the rest, yesterday was a very interesting day. Between the third and fourth day of race we were a tad behind with respect to the boats ahead (maybe we made a couple of bugs down the Atlantic), but yesterday afternoon in a calm we all gathered again and during the night we passed the Akzonobel and the Vestas. We have left this area of calm in second position behind the Dongfeng, which now takes us about ten miles and it is possible to stretch a little more because they have a little more wind than us, but I also hope that tomorrow when we enter the calms ECU Atoriales we get together again.
The goal will be to get out of the Doldrums leading, to try not to pass anyone and to continue together. There is a lot of racing ahead with more than 5,000 miles and there is still a lot of cod to cut, but it is very important to leave the calm areas of Ecuador in the head platoon because then it stretches all the way to the south.
We keep trying to rest as much as possible. Saturday morning between day and night we will have a lot of work to do to try to get any rachita of wind, take advantage of any shower and throw miles ahead, which is what is needed.
So nothing, here we continue to stop. All well on board, which is the important thing, and enjoying this stage that is being very pretty.