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And they're off - Around alone

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Leg 5 of Around Alone got underway at 13:00hrs local time (17:00 GMT) and after a long and restful stop over in Salvador, Brazil the nine skippers have finally set sail for Newport, RI some 4,000 miles away.

The weather was warm and muggy with a 15-knot easterly wind blowing and slightly overcast skies kept the temperature from being scorching hot. The only boat missing from the line-up was Derek Hatfield on Spirit of Canada, who started his own race at 01:52 GMT this morning, rejoining Leg 4 in a race to complete Leg 4.  more...



 
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