After getting punished by the right, we finally bit the bullet hard and went into the right corner. We left Ericsson and ABN Amro One and actually sailed on the un-favored board by 20 degrees for an hour.

The reward is that we have caught up and just recently passed Brunel and now Brasil1 is the boat in front of us. We are in a position that works for us for now.

That was an extremely frustrating episode this morning, one without much reason, but we are passed that hurdle.

The wind is nothing at all like the forecasts. In fact, it is about 180 degrees out and has been for most of this short race.

For now, we look good on ABN Amro One and Ericsson and ABN Amro Two has done a very nice job. However, this is definitely one of those race that will not be over until the Fat Lady sings.

I think the wind is going to completely collapse up here at the next corner in about 40 miles. The little bit of wind we had today was created by the Danish coast and now that is evaporating.

It could be a long night without much wind. I suppose it will be the last night of this race.

Paul Cayard

Pirates of the Caribbean