Now with just less than 100 miles to go to make the finish line, Anna Corbella and Gerard Marin may feel tantalisingly close to the end of their Barcelona World Race and their hard earned third place, but this final day will still be busy with manouevres. This morning they are in NW'ly breeze, so upwind, and that is expected to last until mid morning. Then the wind will veer to ENE'ly as the air temperatures rise and finally S-SE'ly sea breeze for the final miles. So that leaves an ETA for the finish line some time this afternoon, around 16-1700hrs UTC. But there is still a potential for a shut down such as Neutrogena suffered in which case it would be later tonight.
GAES Centros Auditivos will finish today after negotiating coastal drainage winds overnight along the Spanish coast. These drainage winds could be locally fresh at times. The NW drainage winds will likely ease and turn to an onshore SE sea breezes today prior to their finish in Barcelona. One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton and We Are Water continue to delicately sail upwind around the southern side of a high pressure ridge, making slow but steady progress northeast. The winds will eventually back left for them, allowing a more direction course toward Gibraltar. Little change is expected for Renault Captur as they are a bit trapped well to the west sailing north-northwest in the NEíly trade winds. These winds will eventually veer allowing a more northern course for them, but they still face a long upwind sail toward Gibraltar. Spirit of Hungary is entering the doldrums, which are narrow. However, winds on the northern side of the doldrums are quite left-shifted (blowing from the N), which will make for slow upwind progress for them once they clear the Equator.