Six days after they suspended racing and headed to Puerto Montt in Chile, Chris Nicholson’s men were back in racing mode to take on the remaining 2,800 nautical miles to the finish line in Itajaí.
Camper officially resumed racing at 0441 UTC after motoring through Chile’s waterways for more than 26 hours to get back to the place they suspended.
To complete the leg they must take on the feared Cape Horn, the most southerly tip of South America, one of the most dangerous places to sail in the world.
'It already feels colder here than we remember, and unfortunately for us it is only going to get colder until we eventually round Cape Horn and head north again to more tropical waters,' said Camper media crew member Hamish Hooper.
'From what I learn from the guys on board this is now very late in the year to be rounding Cape Horn so hopefully we get lucky and into a nice weather window to take us down, around and up safely over the next few days.