Turn the Tide on Plastic, with founding partner Mirpuri Foundation and portuguese sailor Frederico Melo onboard had a strong leg, battling with the leading group from start to finish. In the end, Dee Caffari’s squad would take a fifth place finish, moving them to within one point of over-hauling Scallywag.

“We’ve been racing in sight of five boats for the entire leg,” skipper Dee Caffari said at the pontoon after finishing. “To have the racing that close right up until the finish is immense…

“We were really competitive and I’m very proud of my team.”

Leg 11 from Gothenburg to The Hague features a fly-by dogleg past Aarhus, Denmark, and starts at 1400 local time in Gothenburg (1200 UTC) on 21 June, 2018.

 

Photo credits: Jen Edney and Jesus renedo / VOR