Close run thing
|1||illbruck||32 41.88S||046 43.96W||617||037||10.6||-||-|
|2||Tyco||33 00.80S||047 42.36W||652||030||10.9||35||-5|
|3||Amer One||33 30.64S||046 16.88W||657||038||12.4||40||-9|
|4||Assa Abloy||33 13.44S||047 44.04W||665||035||11.9||48||-9|
|5||Djuice||33 21.68S||047 29.36W||668||033||11.4||51||-7|
|6||News Corps||36 02.36S||049 01.88W||845||038||8.5||228||+10|
|7||Amer Too||39 20.72S||054 40.44W||1148||009||10.2||531||+5|
|8||SEB||53 10.16S||070 54.40W||-||-||-||-||-|
"Very tricky racecourse with very uneven pressure across it. We are all starting to gybe and pick our position for the long starboard [tack] towards Rio," commented Tyco's Kevin Shoebridge this morning.
In a remarkable effort News Corp intends to proceed to Rio under their emergency rudder. This is really only designed as a 'get-me-home' piece of equipment, but Fanstone and Field believe that as conditions are relatively light for the run up to Rio, they can risk it.
Meanwhile SEB has now formally retired from leg four. Yesterday Gunnar Krantz and his downhearted crew arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile, where SEB is today being loaded onto a cargo ship bound for Rio where it is due to arrive on 24 February. The crew are due to fly to Rio tomorrow. Meanwhile arrangements are still being made for the spare mast, to be air freighted from Gothenburg, Sweden to Rio
"The important things right now is stepping the new rig, repairing the damages on the boat, and most of all; looking after the crew and mentally recharging ourselves for the remaining five legs of the race" skipper Gurra Krantz reported on his arrival.
See the following page for reports from Mark Rudiger and Knut Frostad