Extreme sailing footage from the Southern Ocean onboard Telefónica and Puma Ocean Racing. The teams are on the Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil. In these extreme conditions the boats have switched to survival mode as they are sailing in the roaring forties towards Cape Horn. Wind strengths are on average up to 40 knots and gusting 60 knots. The first video shows Telefónica being slammed by two monster waves. These videos make our summer cruising look rather comfortable. But sailing should be fun?

The second video presents wet, cold and fast sailing onboard Puma: