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Volvo Race - Heading to Barbados

 
Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) keep their lead, and Sun Hung Kai Scallywag (David Witt) are now also blasting along at 20 knots with the rest of the fleet. Kevin Escoffier and Carolijn Brouwer best buddies on the wheel -

Team Brunel, have the lead with Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier) and Turn The Tide on Plastic (Dee Caffari) on their inside as they make a gentle lefthand turn to point directly at Barbados.

Vestas 11th Hour Racing (Charlie Enright) and MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández) are more or less in line astern of Brunel, with Team AkzoNobel (Simeon Tienpont) and Sun Hung Kai Scallywag (David Witt) still chasing hard.

It is now one long drag race to the point where they will gybe to head into the finish at Newport.

Leg 8 Positions as at 16:25 UTC on Wednesday 2 May:

1. Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) -- distance to finish -- 2,261 nautical miles
2. Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier) +17 nm
3. Turn The Tide on Plastic (Dee Caffari) +31 nm
4. Vestas 11th Hour Racing (Charlie Enright) +47 nm
5. MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández) +76 nm
6. Team AkzoNobel (Simeon Tienpont) +91 nm
7. Sun Hung Kai Scallywag (David Witt) +213 nm

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