Stories from the front line - There is no question that this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race has seen some of the best images coming off the boats, here are some of them with comments from the crew themselves

Having met the crews as they arrived in Auckland after more than 5,000nm of racing win which the front three boats finished within 8 minutes of each other it seemed obvious to share some of their words with the pictures that had been beamed back during the race.

In the first of a number of mini documentaries here’s a snapshot of the leg from China to Auckland. First up, Ian Walker and his crew aboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.