Ericsson 4 swept into history as the first monohull to clock 600 miles in 24 hours. They’ve been chased by men, machines and the elements in the last 48 hours – and nothing has touched them.

In their foaming, boiling, 25-knot wake the fleet lies scattered as the devil and the deep blue sea
picked off the hindmost one by one – the cold front sweeping over them with a mix of murderous squalls
and ugly waves in a pitch black night. We’re almost down to the last man standing.