It is with some relief that the yachts are now sailing out from under the oppressive grey skies of the last couple of days, offering a chance to enjoy the sun after the recent weather trough.
But it is not "all clear" just yet. Typical tradewind conditions do mean rain squalls which can be quite heavy.
One consolation of a squall is the chance to wash bodies and boats, cooling off for a while from the hot and humid conditions aboard. On Disco Inferno, the girls have been leading the way with crewmember Kate up on deck in her bikini and washing her hair in some delicious fresh rainwater.
Conditions have eased with the brighter weather. Winds of between 10 and 20 knots have been reported, and the worst of the heavy squalls left behind. With lighter winds ahead it is a chance to catch up on jobs, mend some sails, and of course catch up on the suntan!
Further details, position reports and photos are available on the event website at the address below.