The Doldrums can destroy even the best sailors, and often it pays to not be the first boat to the region. Both CAMPER and Telefonica were able to watch the leaders slowing with each fleet update. Since the west was a parking lot, both boats hedged to the east. From onboard CAMPER, Hamish Hooper describes the decision: “Another intense day in the nav station, weighing up the pros, cons and every other imaginable factor in what could be the biggest call of the whole leg. With the decision came instant action, nothing major, just a subtle change of bearing, a slight change of trim, but most importantly the change of focus was no longer, which way is best to go, but that’s the way we are going, and we are going to sail it as hard and fast as we possibly can. We have boats to chase down, and we will use every inch of water there is until the finish line to do it.” Within two days, CAMPER and Telefonica went from 100 miles behind to 100 miles ahead and never looked back.