The Drag Race to Neptune

The early split on Leg #2 from Lisbon to Cape Town going east to west showed confidence in an alternate route rather than the usual trade winds.

Although every Volvo Ocean Race Boat went west, many virtual sailors headed east down the African coast.

Major gains are being made in the east as a strong flow presses the fleet towards the Sengal doldrums.

The western fleet got a big break with increased wind pressure and reduced wind shadow behind Cape Verde.  It been a port side beam reach of around 100 degrees almost directly south for days!

The rubber is on the road as this drag race enters day 5! 

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