The fleet departs for a 7,000nm race from Lisbon to Cape Town – but first, a tricky, high speed course around the bay. Who will lead out of the Portuguese capital?

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  1. The commentary was particularly excellent during this leg start. The video demonstrated the importance of sail choice and trim as described in the commentary. Thank you again for all the hard work and for the state of the art technology you provide to your fans. As always, safe journey to these sailors!

  2. I have a Preference too: Dongfeng Race Team. Will Charles Caudrelier be 3rd Time the charm in Cape Town? He finished 3rd onboard Groupama in 2011/12 and 2nd with Dongfeng last time. The Gybe tonight will be crucial. Then the breeze will come almost directly from astern and MAPFRE's lead on the Tracker could be melting like ice-cream in no time.