The points for the intermediate standings have been distributed, now it's time to get to Galway as quickly as possible, the stage finish - and get back to routine after a nerve-wracking intermediate sprint.
TelefonicBlue and Pumps raced side by side for hours towards the scoring line at a length of 52 degrees 38 minutes west. In the end, only 30 seconds decided the victory at this intermediate goal. TelefonicBlue won and thus secured a half point that was perhaps still decisive for second place overall at the end of the race.
20 minutes after this Thursday, Ericsson 4 crossed the line, 30 minutes later followed by Ericsson 3, and again at the same distance followed by TelefonicBlack, then DeltLloyd. The Green Dragon team decided to skip the gate completely, because it could only have passed it as the seventh boat, but it definitely gets the points for seventh place. So the option could be taken of staying south and turning south early and thus reconnecting with the group.
The positions at 13.00 UTC