SOURCE: Volvo Ocean Race
Last 24 hours in the South China Sea - tacking, tacking, tacking
Victory in the 4,670nm stage, which started on January 3 in Abu Dhabi, would also put Dongfeng Race Team top of the overall standings on five points ahead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel who won Legs 1 and 2 respectively.
At 0940UTC on Monday, Dongfeng Race Team had a lead of 54.5nm over Leg 1 winners Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
Team Alvimedica (Charles Enright/USA), MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) and Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) were all within 15nm of each others.
The fleet has been slaloming back and forth with gybe after gybe, tack after tack to avoid the numerous obstacles, including a series of near misses with fishing vessels and their nets just off the Vietnamese coast.