All Velux Skippers Have Rounded Cape Horn

After almost three weeks at sea, the third ocean sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS is now firmly on the home straight towards Punta del Este and the battle for positions at the back of the fleet couldn’t be tighter. While the toughest part of the 6,000 nautical mile leg is now over, there is no time to relax as changeable winds will make the next day or so crucial for the final standings.

Race leader Brad Van Liew passed Cape Horn in perfect conditions on Monday Feb. 21st, but has endured light winds since turning up into the Atlantic.  Although it allowed him time “to get some jobs done” at first, it has lead to a somewhat frustrating week for him, especially as the rest of the pack are making good progress.

“At first the quiet was welcome and I tended to many boat a personal chores that had been neglected,” he said. “Now I have cleaned, eaten and slept I want my 13 knot averages back!”

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