Check out these rather impressive shots taken at the start of the 5th leg in Marseille, France.

The final 651 mile leg to Genoa, Italy began yesterday. After a slow and painstaking start, the fleet were up to 20 knots within a couple of hours.

Click here to see a selection of images from the race start – taken by Chris Schmid.

To follow the fleet, visit the MOD70 European Tour website.