On August 25th, after 9 days 06h 58’ 01’’ we crossed the line in 8th place on Leg 2. This gave us an overall placing for the entire race of 7th out 69 boats - a fantastic result and also the top placed rookie.

After the downwind flyer that comprised the first leg, the second leg was a return to the light upwind sailing that has been so typical of this year. It was a long hard slog against the headwinds on the south of the Azores high before we finally reached the Bay of Biscay and finished off the leg with some crazy fast downwind sailing with winds of up to 35 knots.

You can check out the route on the race viewer here.

Photographer: Stéphanie GASPARI