Sailing at the average speed of 14 knots, STAMM should cross the finish line in the next three hours. Japanese skipper SHIRAISHI onboard Spirit of Yukoh was 83 miles away from the finish. Sailing at the average speed of 15 knots, he should cross the finish line in the next four hours.
After 11 days at sea since he left Norfolk, Virginia, USA, STAMM looks set to take first place of the final leg and be the overall winner of the VELUX 5 OCEANS for the second time in four years. But as he is only 12 miles away from STAMM, the challenge from SHIRAISHI is not yet over...
The VELUX 5 OCEANS is the longest race for any individual in any sport. Over the first few days, the fleet will make their way along the northern coast of Spain to Cape Finistère where they will turn south towards the Southern Ocean. However, all of the skippers know that this race is a marathon and not a sprint. During the 30,000 miles sailed in the VELUX 5 OCEANS race, the yachts will encounter some of the most extreme sea and weather conditions on the planet.
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