After a spectacular start to the Ocean Race in Alicante last Sunday, the VO65 and IMOCA fleets have endured some tough conditions as they headed out of the Mediterranean and down towards Cabo Verde.

Passing the Canary Islands, and with only a couple of days of racing to go, all of the crews are now enjoying a fast – but very wet – sleigh ride down the African coast. The latest video update below from skipper Gerwin on Austrian Ocean Racing really shows how tough life on board is right now.