Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil is over. The fasted leg so far. The boats sailed about 7,300nm in 18 days, a leg to remember after a glorious rounding of Cape Horn. All teams have battled severe challenges to find safe harbour in the Brazilian port of the city Itajai. Here’s a look at its best moments. Next up…Itajai, Brazil to Newport, RI.
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E.J. Smith is Managing Director at Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd., a Managing Editor of Richardcyoung.com, and Editor-in-Chief of Youngresearch.com. E.J. graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with a B.S. in finance and investments. In 1995, E.J. began his investment career at Fidelity Investments in Boston before joining Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd. in 1998. E.J. has trained at Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, NH, where he completed course-work in Practical and Defensive Handgun, Conceal Carry Pistol, Shotguns, Precision Scope Rifle and Kidnapping Prevention. E.J. plays a Yamaha Recording Custom drum set with Zilldjian cymbals. His first drum set was a 5-piece Slingerland with Zilldjians. He grew-up worshiping Neil Peart of the band Rush, and loves the song Tom Sawyer—the name of his family’s boat, a Grady-White Canyon 306. He writes to you sometimes from Key West or Mattapoisett, MA (where he grew up), but mostly from Newport, RI or his family’s log cabin in the “Live Free or Die” state of New Hampshire. You can reach E.J. Smith at email@example.com. Sign up here to receive all the best content from Richardcyoung.com each week.