The British columns trying to close with the French and Spanish line and the lead ships taking a pounding. Royal Sovereign was the first ship lost striking her colors.
HMS Africa caught by herself at the end of the line and battered into submission by the French and Spanish van.
The British lines contact the French and Spanish line with the Victory in the middle of it and starting to take significant damage but also inflicting damage on the surrounding enemy ships.
The Victory is on fire and finally sinks along with a French ship the only two to sink in the game.
The beginning of the end for the French and Spanish chances for a victory. The wind changed to the South putting almost the entire French and Spanish line into stays and multiple ships were crippled and striking their colors.