The leading yachts in this 5th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race are currently sailing off Eleuthera in the Bahamas, and are 15 miles south east of Bridge Point at the extreme north of the island.
Here they will turn into the North East Providence Channel to begin their final run-in to Miami. The crew of Illbruck must be looking anxiously astern, as ASSA ABLOY steadily reduces the distance between them, now a mere 3 miles. With only 200 miles to go to the finish, the tension on board the yachts must be tangible.
Meanwhile, at the back of the fleet, a similar battle is taking place. Djuice has finally overtaken the girls in Amer Sports Too, after several days of breathing down their necks. Hard fought though their battle has been, the "Dragons" conceded earlier today that "These girls are pretty tough, and are fighting very well."
Position report 04:00 hours
||Amer Sports One
||Amer Sports Too