The stopwatch starts
"We've got breeze of about 35-40 knot and the boat speed is pretty quick - 25-35 knots, so we're shifting pretty quickly," commented Ellen MacArthur. "And the sea state is quite rough, but not too bad. The waves seems okay for the boat and we can do these speeds without charging into the waves. It is going to stay similar today."
At present the boat is running but MacArthur said that the wind is expected to back this evening.