Brad Van Liew has the second leg of the Velux5Oceans Race well in hand, but with a 962 mb low pressure system bearing down on him, nothing is certain except for the pounding that he’s about to get. Still, Brad took the time to give us a call from 48 degrees South to let all his fans on SA know about the very atypical Southern Ocean leg he’s had to deal with thus far. He also discusses the small fleet, the future potential for the granddaddy of all the RTW races, and who to e-mail if you have any complaints about this edition.
Meanwhile, the race between Gutek and Derek Hatfield is as close as one of these can be, with yet another swap of the lead today between the Polish and Canadian sailors. Can you imagine being just a mile from your competition more than 2500 miles from the nearest land? Incredible. Keep an eye on the latest news in the thread, and you can still get in on the Velux game – over 70,000 people are currently playing for big cash prizes