The 7 Boats will first sail the parcours shown in the image below before selecting the best heading and sail to go fastest to Gotherburg.
|Lorient Starters parcours for Leg 9.|
The Boats will have a pitstop at a location just outside the coast of The Hague. Each boat will stop at the pit lane, the arrival times will be recorded and at Saturday 20th June from 10:00 UTC onwards, the boats will start in sequence of arrival in the pit with a delay that is equal to the difference in arrival time; navigators just take care that wind patterns will be changed in those 24+ hrs. I will see this for the first time and wonder what impact it will have on the standings.
AbuDhabi, has already the points in hand to win, but I understand they have to finish and of course not collect any penalty points. The 2nd--5th placed on the Scoreboard are just 6 points apart, to a fierce battle is expected between Brunel, Dongfeng, Maphre, Alvimedica, as each still has a chance for the 2 and 3rd Podium places.