Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race is notorious for the doldrums. This 6,000 mile leg from Melbourne, Australia to Hong Kong, China enters an area of the world oceans with light winds, unpredictable thunderstorms and extreme heat near the Equator.

Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing is keeping on track as they rounded the Solomon Islands turning mark in first place. The conditions are putting the team to the test while the fleet is close together and the positions are constantly changing.

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