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Volvo Ocean Race - Getting in line

 
Volvo boats are almost in a line with 40 miles of west to east separation.

Lots of cloud activity means difficult sail changes between the MH0 and J1 and tacking as the fleet works its way north east round the St Helena high pressure.

Sun Hung Kai Scallywag (David Witt) is the most westerly, with Turn The Tide on Plastic (Dee Caffari) holding the other end of the line 40 nm to the east.

Since the last report, the East has paid for Turn The Tide on Plastic (Dee Caffari) sailing averagely faster with more stable wind.

Leg 8 Positions as at 19:20 UTC on Thursday 26 April:

1. Turn The Tide on Plastic (Dee Caffari) -- distance to finish -- 4,246 nautical miles
2. Vestas 11th Hour Racing (Charlie Enright) +7.6 nm
3. Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier) +11.2 nm
4. MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández) +12.6 nm
5. Team AkzoNobel (Simeon Tienpont) +15 nm
6. Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) +18 nm
7. Sun Hung Kai Scallywag (David Witt) +25 nm

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