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Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet approach Brisbane

The two Volvo race leaders, Dongfeng and AkzoNobel have a 30+ nm lead from the chasing pack as they gybe their way past Brisbane.Annalise Murphy on Turn the Tide -

Turn the Tide on Plastic has been caught by the leaders of the main pack and is sailing with Vestas and MAPFRE off the coast of Brisbane this Thursday.

Then it's full speed past New Caledonia and towards the Soloman Islands where the fleet will face their first real test of the Doldrums after a dream passage in the Atlantic on Leg 2.

Volvo Ocean race - Leg 4 - Thursday 04 January @ 19:00 UTC

1. Dongfeng Race Team -- distance to finish -- 4,551 nautical miles
2. team AkzoNobel +3.4 nm
3. MAPFRE +33 nm
4. Turn the Tide on Plastic +34.4 nm
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing +34.5 nm
7. Team Brunel +63 nm
6. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag +72 nm

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