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Competition intensifies as the doldrums take hold

  • Tue, 09 Jan 2018 04:27

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The new week started with a reshuffle of the Leg 4 leaderboard as the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet eased into the Doldrums for the second time so far this race. After six days at sea, racing is so tight between the top five teams that the smallest of gains or losses can propel them up the rankings or send them plummeting down the positions. This was certainly the case on Monday as Vestas 11th Hour Racing became the new Leg 4 leaders while Dongfeng Race Team, the table-toppers first five days of racing, found themselves in fourth. Earlier today MAPFRE occupied the top spot but at 1300 UTC were in fifth, while Turn the Tide on Plastic had rocketed into second…

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