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The cold war is over and the action in Leg 7 has heated up to a red-hot intensity in the second week. The fleet sailed down from the ice exclusion zone into warmer, more southerly latitudes, crossing the Azores High to reach balmy trade winds.

Any crossing of a high pressure zone is unpredictable, and this one might have dramatically changed the chase for the overall trophy… Mark Chisnell reports here.