Hola from the Punta del Este boat,

We have been on the same tack for what feels like forever, great for experimenting with different trimming to get more speed. This section of the race is about gaining or losing miles against our competitors, mainly based on speed, rather than angles or manoeuvres. We also had time to play, so Lucy and Anne came up with a game where you are given three pieces of paper, with a place, a person and a thing. One has to give the thing to the person in the specific area of the boat, then that person is out, until there is only one winner. I was given a bottle of water on deck, what a simple way to go, others have been more elaborate and were planned for days. The crew are loving it! What a simple way to keep morale high.

Not all of us are Uruguayans on board but the Uruguayan sentiment of always keep fighting and give it all under adversity is very present on the Punta del Este boat, especially now that we are sailing a bit behind most of the fleet. Everybody is going fast and it’s tough out here. Once more; Vamos Punta! Vamo Arriba!

Looking forward to my first visit to Derry~ Londonderry, I have heard so many great things about this city!

Please visit our UNICEF fundraising page: and give us a little help over here so we can help the kids around the world, specially the ones that are suffering the most.

Until next time,

Jeronimo (Punta del Este Skipper)

Daily Stats:

Tune of the day: Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

Daily Run: 299.5nm

Max boat speed today: 22 knots

Sea life spotted: Dolphins everywhere

Sailing manoeuvres to mention (sail changes, tacks and gybes): Same as last time; nice and easy, with no manoeuvres. Kite is up and not coming down

Meal of the day: Lennard and Alfredo 5 star cuisine

Crew of the day: Lennard, always everywhere there is action, ready to help

Tip the day: If you are feeling cold on deck in heavy weather, get on the helm and you'll warm up real quick!