Vendee Globe - 1230 - 3/1/01

Mark Chisnell reports as Desjoyeaux hits problems

Wednesday January 3rd 2001, Author: Mark Chisnell, Location: United Kingdom
Another reason for holding north could well be that he hasn't the power to run his radar, and as Ellen MacArthur has been discovering, they are far enough south to be in real iceberg country. Ellen reported this morning, "Never in my life before have I experienced such beauty and fear at the same time - ten icebergs so far today.

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Rankings (0700 GMT except where stated, Wednesday 3/1, with Distances to Finish from Race Office)
1 PRB (Desjoyeaux) 52.3S 133.5W 9400 nm
2 SILL Matines La Potagère (Jourdain) 55.6S 140W +116 nm
3 Kingfisher (MacArthur) (at 05:00 GMT) 57.1S 140.56W +119 nm
4 Active Wear (Thiercelin) 56S +147W +354 nm
5 Sodebo (Coville) 52.4S 158.4W +801 nm
6 Union Bancaire Privée (Wavre) (at 05:00 GMT) 52.2S 160.6W +861 nm
7 Whirlpool (Chabaud) 52.2S 166.3W +1061 nm
8 EBP EspritPME Gartmore (Hall) 51.4S 170.2W +1208 nm
9 VM Matériaux (Carpentier) 55.1S 162.3E +2006 nm
10 Voila.fr (Gallay) 54.2S 162.E +2028 nm
11 Nord Pas de Calais - Chocolats du Monde (Seeten) 55.34S 156.3E +2185 nm
12 Aquitaine Innovations (Parlier) 50.3S 157.2E +2291 nm
13 Team Group 4 (Golding) 52.4S 144.3E +2645 nm

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