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1 October 2001, 11:05 am
Team SEB Make Pit Stop
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Volvo Ocean Race

Following problems with her mainsail headboard car, Team SEB has made a quick pit stop on the island of Porto Santo to collect spare parts last night. The rest of the fleet continue on towards Cape Town, South Africa on the first leg.
Report from 04:00 hrs this morning:

After a night of downwind gybing, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have opened up and spread out with different offwind tactics.

Tyco and ASSA ABLOY, in first and second respectively, have kept a loose cover over the pursing News Corp, illbruck and Amer Sports One. Distances to the leader (Tyco) are much the same although the spread from east to west of positioning for the next weather system is now a lot wider. Only time will tell which side will pay.

Overall speeds have continued to drop off to around 7-8 knots in the same amount of breeze. Should this pace continue, it will once again prompt fears of a longer than expected first leg to Cape Town and call for a rationing of food.

Leg One Position Report Day 9, 04.00 GMT:

PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL DTL-C ETA PO
1 TYCO 28 30.60N 019 58.16W 05736 161 07.1 208 00000 00.0 23-Oct-01 8
2 AART 28 29.20N 019 31.20W 05744 231 06.8 205 00008 00.0 23-Oct-01 7
3 NEWS 28 37.24N 019 47.52W 05746 225 08.4 211 00010 00.2 23-Oct-01 6
4 ILBK 28 38.64N 019 46.32W 05747 223 08.3 205 00011 00.2 23-Oct-01 5
5 AONE 28 37.52N 019 42.68W 05747 218 07.3 204 00011 00.2 23-Oct-01 4
6 DJCE 30 15.88N 019 55.56W 05834 207 01.4 193 00098 -01.8 23-Oct-01 3
7 ATOO 30 33.88N 019 27.88W 05860 164 02.2 No Data 00124 -02.9 23-Oct-01 2
8 TSEB 29 33.56N 015 59.96W 05882 169 07.6 200 00146 -01.0 24-Oct-01 1


PS - Position; DTF - Distance to Finish; CMG - Course made good; SMG - Speed made good; TFHR - 24 hours run; DTL - Distance to leader; DTL-C - Distance to leader change; ETA -Estimated time of arrival; PO - Points; ND - No data

ILBK illbruck Challenge
AONE Amer Sports One
ATOO Amer Sports Two
AART ASSA ABLOY Racing Team
NEWS News Corporation
TYCO Team Tyco
TSEB Team SEB
DJCE djuce dragons


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