Well it took him hours to get out of the Straits of Gibraltar. He was up into the first 2000 last night. There are 22 000 virtual sailors now!! Interestingly, the race leaders are ahead of the actual boats.
I don't think you have to take other boats into account in the virtual race, which is just as well. Imagine if you were one of 20 000 boats making your way through the Mediterranean!!!