first blood

Dongfeng put the wood early to both Brunel and Mapfre just after the start of the so-called 1,450 nm “sprint” from Alicante, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal, forcing both boats to take insufficient room penalties.
DF jumped to an early lead, but are currently in 4th, about 5 miles behind the lead boats. Tons more here.
Photo Ainhoa Sanchez.