The 88 footer Shaman, with Gary Lewis at the helm, will be the next boat to cross the finish line. At 1400 NZT she had 64nm to run and is sailing at 11 knots.
Shaman has been a consistent performer through the race, with boat speeds amongst the top four monohulls. Her track east of the rhumb line has been conservatively middle of the pack and the reaching conditions have been favorable to the 88 footer.
The winds between the yacht and the finish are less favorable, with the weather stations at Viwa and Nadi showing 15 knots or less, the forecasts show a decrease in pressure and possibly a left shift, which could lead to slower boats speeds.
The finish team is on station to signal their official finish time and the team will be on the dock to welcome them into Port Denarau Marina.