On Saturday it seemed as if the race couldn't get any closer. By Sunday morning UTC that was proved wrong.
On Sunday, all four teams are lined
up on a 13 mile line extending north
to south, but separated by less than
3 miles on the leaderboard. All this
after three full weeks of racing.
When Team Malizia's Rosie Kuiper went up the mast, she could see all four boats from the top of the rig, for example.
While the past couple of days provided a respite from typical southern latitude conditions, the forecast shows this will be shortlived, with the breeze coming on again to start the week.
The latest weather routings have the teams passing Cape Horn in one week, on 26/27 March, while the ETA in Itajaí, Brazil - with less certainty - is the first weekend in April.
The latest positions are on the Race Tracker and the leaderboard is available here
The latest news is at www.theoceanrace.com and you can follow sailing’s greatest round-the-world challenge on Eurosport with every leg departure live and on-demand on discoveryplus.com or Eurosport.com
Release: The Ocean Race 1973 S.L.U., Alicante, Spain
March 19, 2023