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illbruck extends (again) as the fleet charge toward Miami...

Sunday March 24th 2002, Author: John Greenland, Location: Transoceanic
Positions at 1000 GMT
Yacht Lat Longitude DTF DTL DTL-C SMG CMG
1 illlbruck 21 41.76N 068 53.96W 675 0 0 8 302
2 Tyco 21 10.56N 068 43.36W 700 25 -2 10 268
3 Assa Abloy 21 10.08N 068 41.92W 701 26 -3 10 269
4 SEB 20 58.72N 067 52.16W 747 72 -8 9.9 280
5 Amer One 20 46.88N 067 33.84W 768 93 -11 11 275
6 News Corp 20 29.88N 067 41.32W 771 96 -11 11.2 275
7 Amer Too 21 07.68N 065 57.96W 836 161 -7 9.3 297
8 djuice 21 00.04N 066 00.28W 838 163 -10 10.1 283

The wind at the front of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is starting to become unstable, with light unpredictable winds hampering leader illbruck as she navigates the Caribbean en route to the finish in Miami, Florida.

Kevin Shoebridge's Team Tyco and Neal McDonald's ASSA ABLOY continue to fight hard for second place, with the Tyco boys just edging out a two mile advantage over the past 12 hours. Team Tyco is now sailing through her training ground, perhaps this slight advantage has been enough to give them the small advantage necessary to reclaim and defend second place.

Behind the battle for fourth and fifth place continues. Grant Dalton's Amer Sports One continues to take miles from Gunnar Krantz' Team SEB, but that's not all they have to worry about. Jez Fanstone's News Corp has pulled to within three miles over the past couple of days, and at her current speed may well be within just two miles at the next position report.

Lisa McDonald's all-women crew on board Amer Sports Too is having more luck with fending off the advances of Knut Frostad's djuice. They have pulled an extra two miles ahead over the last six hours. However, it's not over yet, and with just under 900 miles remaining there's still a long way to go until their position is secure.


Grant Dalton's Amer Sports One powering toward Miami

Page two - Jon Gunderson talks of being 'piggy in the middle'...
Page three - Freddie Loof is still hunting for icebergs?

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