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What’s the story?
Team Telefónica took the lead from Groupama sailing team in the early hours of Thursday as the fleet gybed north to avoid an area of light winds.
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand were the first to go, and shortly after the other five boats made their moves.
The unstable North Atlantic weather systems are set to make the coming days crucial. Catch up with the latest daily highlights video HERE.
Quote of the day:
"We have turned up the heat here onboard Sanya Lan. We need to beat some boats into Lisbon, we owe it to ourselves and to all the good work that has gone into this campaign" - Mike Sanderson, Team Sanya
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The big picture:
It couldn't be tighter at the top of the overall leaderboard as the six-strong fleet headed into Leg 7. Just 14 points split the top four boats of Telefónica, Groupama, CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG with just three legs and four in-port races left.
PUMA declared themselves well and truly back in the race with their second consectuive leg win in the 6,800-mile Leg 6 from Brazil to Miami, and followed it up with a third place finish in the PORTMIAMI In-Port Race.
CAMPER took second in Leg 6 to score them some vital points, while Groupama pulled off a terrific comeback to snatch the final podium spot. A second-placed finish in the latest in-port race saw them pile the pressure onto overall leaders Telefónica.
Iker Martinez's men could only watch as their stonghold on the top spot eroded, having to settle for fourth in Leg 6 and finishing last in the Miami in-port.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing proved they are a force to be reckoned with around an inshore course picking up their third in-port win, while Mike Sanderson's Team Sanya were relishing being back in the fight after being forced out of Leg 5 and 6.
Check out the overall standings HERE.