One race, two battles
|1||illbruck||47 03.20N||011 02.28W||407||99||10.8||264||0||0||49|
|2||Assa Abloy||47 02.04N||011 59.76W||446||93||11.5||258||39||-4||41|
|3||Tyco||47 16.00N||012 04.40W||450||95||11.5||255||43||-5||33|
|4||SEB||45 57.16N||012 41.96W||476||87||10.8||249||69||0||26|
|5||Amer One||47 12.64N||012 48.20W||480||96||11.2||251||73||-3||36|
|6||News Corp||47 19.12N||012 51.32W||482||94||11||249||75||-1||34|
|7||djuice||46 53.96N||014 31.04W||549||91||10.3||227||142||3||23|
|8||Amer Too||44 38.96N||063 34.24W||4512||0||0||152||4105||64||10|
The fleet is now split into two main groups. illbruck has maintained her lead over Assa Abloy and Tyco with the real battle now looking set for second and third.
Further back News Corp, Amer Sports One and SEB are separated by just six miles and look set for a titanic strugle to the finish. Points won or lost here could very well determine who is on the podium in Kiel.
SEB is starting to pay the price for her earlier southerly track and now have to sail between five and ten degrees higher than their competitors. Unable to build speed by powering off, they must be hoping that the breeze holds out.
Most of the fleet are heading straight for the finish with reacher and staysail in good visibility, although skies are overcast with an air temperature of 14 degrees centigrade.