Dongfeng navigator Pascal Bidegorry said:

"It's been full-on from the start of the leg. I have the impression that we have not stopped working on board."

“We have done many manoeuvres, even at night, and maybe we have changed headsails more than we needed to. But things are going pretty much right. There was an important moment to tack and we did not make the mistake of going too early under Taiwan. Now we are going around the anticyclone, with a front and a second anticyclone coming closer to us, but that will be for tomorrow. The wind has dropped a bit; we are a small group of two or three boats with Turn The Tide not very far from us either. Little by little we are working our way into the race.”

Latest position report at 1300 UTC:

1. MAPFRE. DTF: 4,488nm

2. Dongfeng Race Team. DTL: 2.5nm

3. Team Brunel. DTL: 3nm

4. Turn the Tide on Plastic. DTL: 6.7nm

5. Team AkzoNobel. DTL: 100.1nm

6. Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag. DTL: 110.3nm

7. Vestas 11th Hour Racing. DNS