...nautical miles to go - at least for Moose and co, as they break that milestone on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race. Behind them is yet again the Pirates, overtaking ABN 2, then Brazil, while at the back is still Ericsson. Ok, not right at the back as Movistar staggers forth to re-join the race, and not as far back as if they'd joy-rided through the Falklands sounds, but still a bit depressing for Neil and co.
The weather forecast you can see above is for mild winds for the next few days, with the gentlest of lows hanging off the Brazilian coast, so it will be pleasant sailing over the next few days, maybe even till they finish this long leg.
And on a cold, wet evening in London it would be very tempting to jump on a plane to be able to welcome them to the wonderful Rio.
Graphic from www.stormsurf.com