by Guy Salter
The sun is just rising here and the 3.5 hrs of night has finished - although it was more twilight the dark.
We have a lightening wind and very flat water as we head on starboard tack towards the Finnish coastline which is a mere 25 miles away and littered with hundreds of rocks and small islands We also have Telefonica Blue just 10 boat lengths abeam and we can see that they have almost their entire crew on deck - hiking hard – it’s probably what we should be doing, but the bunks are at capacity as we run our normal shifts.
It’s extremely pleasant at the moment – it’s cold on deck but not bitterly cold and there is not a cloud in the sky.
Volvo Ocean Race