"Another interesting day at sea," wrote Nilson on Oct. 20. "This morning started with full action about 0320. Since our jibe to port two days ago, we have been sailing a big part of the distance with our small reaching kite, Code 5. As the wind freed, it was time to change to Code 3, a larger reaching spinnaker. It all went smooth and we were just settling in with the powerful sail that was repaired since the damage north of the equator. Just as we were receiving the positions from the other boats, a gust hit us, the boat rounded up, rolled over, broached, and bang ... the hundreds of working hours repairing the Code 3 were wasted. The sail exploded to pieces and was painfully recovered."
With its full-size Code 4 set they sailed deeper south and gained further separation with illbruck, but over the following day, illbruck managed to reel them in and Dalton later explained how.