The sailors in the races around the world are probably in the best position to be able to be out in the open oceans and not have to be locked out from the world. However, there have been some points of concern regarding port entries or restocking options. As the South Pacific area began the lockdown procedures for coronavirus, the organizers had to ensure safe port entries.
The news was coming in but largely sanitized. The crew usually ensures minimal communication from home, especially since they cannot do much. As they became aware of the situations around themselves, even home members assured them that ignorance was bliss.
About 1000 miles were great going for the crew. The first updates that came by were changes in entry protocol, requiring the crew members to have signed declarations of their health, showing travel insurance copies, and so forth. Most sailors in this race feel that they are best placed since they are self-sufficient and competent with emergency food and staples that will last them some months at least.