After sailing east for seven days out of Sanyo, China, the Volvo fleet turned south. With 3,000 miles to go to Auckland, NZ, the fleet is averaging 500 nm/day. As this video shows life for a bowman is like standing in front of a fire hose. But they're sailors, so they're happy.
SPINDRIFT SETS NEW RECORD TO EQUATOR - These images give a sense of the scale of this boat. Spindrift crossed the equator with a faster time than IDEC; which had started ahead of Spindrift
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