Just in from Phil aboard Imerys Clean Energy

Position: 1st / Distance to finish: 796 nm

“It’s pretty stressful sailing pushing the big (replacement) spinnaker so hard… We are right on the upper wind limit and have all fingers and toes crossed that it holds out until after we have rounded Muckle Flugga, when our wind direction will change.

“All the way up here today we are lucky to have some sun, but the sea temperature is icy and the nights are very cold, where you can see condensation with every breath, and it’s definitely mid-layers, thermals and a sleeping bag for off-watches.

“Roll-on Muckle Flugga! Phil”