Charles Caudrelier on the last 30 hours on Dongfeng in Leg 8

"We now have 30 hours of hard work, strong winds, light winds, big transitions and lots of sail changes."

All the team is in inshore mode and on standby.

We have to keep this second place or pass Team Brunel, but ahead of us we face a very tricky situation and there are lots of options and maybe a re-start in light air in 12 hours time.

We need maximum concentration. There is maximum stress on board but we are happy to arrive in this fantastic place for a stopover.

In 12 hours we also cross the Gulf Stream. Right now we are all in T-shirts and it’s too warm inside the boat. Tomorrow morning we will be in fleeces, gloves and hats…