|VOR Boats in Leg 7 approaching the ice exclusion zone.|
This to prevent collisions with possible ice bergs.
After this the route is open, and will have to take account of the Azoren High, that will dominate the eastern Atlantic route.
At this moment, Team Brunel has a nice lead, and approaching as most southerly boat in a South-West wind will give them a good lead at the passage of the ice-exclusion zone; the differences are still small though with separation of 18Nm. Whether they will be able to hold their lead to Lisbon, is another matter of course.