This morning the Race Office offered Qingdao the opportunity to take twelfth place and one point which skipper Gareth Glover and the team accepted.
The boat is now able to use its motor to make best speed into Cape Town. ETA around 1500 UTC (1700 Local).
Meanwhile Mission Performance is expected over the line by 1000 UTC (1200 Local).
More to follow. Keep track of the latest updates on the race's official twitter feed.