Day 68 (Fri 12 Mar 1330 - Sat 13 Mar 1330)
Charlie Marlow and Mathew Mackaness are now reunited with their families and long suffering ‘wags' after an epic race, and a closely fought battle during the last few days with the crew of Patience, Nick Jackson and Jonathan Miller.
Patience moved to with 25nm of the finish line and should make land during the early hours of Sunday 13th March UTC and in doing so securing fourth place. Jonathan Miller ill have cause for double celebration today as not only should he complete the race with partner Nick Jackson but he also celebrates his 25th birthday today - perhaps a consolation for not coming third. However, nothing will match the elation of finally completing this epic event, and being able to celebrate part of his birthday on dry land and at sea will be a remarkable feeling.
Elsewhere crews managed to complete almost 1000nm of DMG, an average of almost 35nm. However as more crews make land, fewer and fewer miles will be completed.
Time is quickly running out for the crews of Explore and The Beech Boys, who need to make good 55nm and 60nm per day respectively to break the Women's pair GB record and the father/son record.
The forecast for the fleet suggests 10-15 knots of easterly winds for the coming days, with possible south easterly winds later in the week.