Both fleets are charging towards the finish line in Cabo Verde.

Both IMOCA and VO65 fleets have been winding their way past the Canary Islands. Now, it’s just a matter of heading to the finish.

In the VO65 fleet, the top three teams (Mirpuri Foundation Racing Tea, WindWhisper and Team JAJO) within 40 miles.

The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team elected the west of the islands way, looking for fast downwind sailing.

“We are in the perfect conditions for this boat, 20-25 knots downwind, big waves and going fast in the direction we want to go – to Cabo Verde,” said an exuberant Frederico Melo from on board Mirpuri Foundation Race Team.

The leading trio is due to arrive in Cabo Verde on Saturday.