It was the most difficult and dazzling stage of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18: there is the death of John Fisher of the Scallywag, storm, failure of the MAPFRE mast, possible occurrence of icebergs and risk factors. But anyway the Brunel and the Dongfeng came first:
1. Team Brunel -- 14: 45: 18 UTC at 16d 13h 45min 18sec
2. Dongfeng Race Team -- 15: 00: 08 UTC to 16d 14h 00min 08sec
The yacht of the Dongfeng arrived in Itajai for 15 minutes after the leaders. By the way, for the Brunel, this stage was indicative, as in the previous stages the team did not show itself in full. The Brunel received its 16 points due to three criteria:
1. For victory -14 points;
2. For bending around the Cape horn - 1 point;
3. Bonus - 1 point.
The Brunel skipper Becking added: "It's been an unbelievable leg. We are sad in our hearts about the loss of John Fisher and that sits very deep with us, but from a sporting standpoint we sailed a very nice leg so we take confidence from that."
Stopped to fix a mast the MAPFRE was not able to overtake the leaders. Turn the Tide on Plastic and MAPFRE should moor in Itajai by the end of this week.