A frustrating morning for Global Challenge crew aboard Team Stelmar. Clive Cosby recalls what happened when they lost three places in as many minutes

With more wind than expected we are closing fast on our waypoint Raz off the
west coast of Brittany. After this we turn north, the wind is likely to
do the same and the fleet could spread out, after what has been a drag race
across Biscay.

This morning we watched helplessly as, SAIC, BG and Barclays
sailed past us, VAIO sailed under us. A frustrating morning, but in these conditions where the wind is light, reasonably un-predictable and isolated, anyone can win and loose.

Between here and our Solent finish we have some nail-biting sailing, and we’re looking forward to the first sight
of England after ten months. We’ll also see our last sunsets of the race, sunrises and even Dolphins. For now we are focused on sailing fast, and making those lost
miles back-up on the leaders.