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30 October 2001, 11:19 am
Whale Escort For SEB
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Team SEB

Volvo Ocean Race

Two whales escorted the green SEB racing yacht over the final mile to the finish line, acknowledging their achievement of sailing 38 days from Southampton to Cape Town and remaining competitive until the last moment.
The finish time for Team SEB was: 09:35:47 GMT. The SEB support boat, a 55-foot motor yacht, went out in a fresh breeze to welcome the 12-strong crew.

On arrival Gunnar "Gurra" Krantz said: "We had 5 good days and 32 bad ones, we don't want this to happen again!" He emphasized that they used the same headboard car they were using on their training boats in Portugal over the last winter and do not understand what caused the failure. They will come up with a redesigned version for the next leg, where they will be exposed to more heavy air.

Two yachts are still out at sea and they are expected to arrive over the next 18 hours depending on the wind situation. djuice successfully defended herself against Amer Sports Too's assault, and is widening the gap once again. They are currently on course for Cape Town and are expected in later tonight.

Illbruck: 31d 06h 19m 49s
Amer Sports One: 31d 08h 20m 56s
News Corp: 32d 15h 57m 17s
Tyco: 33d 16h 37m 49s
ASSA ABLOY: 034d 18h 11m 59s

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 38, 0935 GMT:

PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL ROC ETA PO
1 ILBK 33 54.06S 018 25.97E 0 000 00.0 000 0 00.0 24 OCT 01 20:19 8
2 AONE 33 54.06S 018 25.97E 0 000 00.0 000 0 00.0 24 OCT 01 22:20 7
3 NEWS 33 54.06S 018 25.97E 0 000 00.0 000 0 00.0 26 OCT 01 05:57 6
4 TYCO 33 54.06S 018 25.97E 0 000 00.0 000 0 00.0 27 OCT 01 06:37 5
5 AART 33 54.06S 018 25.97E 0 000 00.0 000 0 00.0 28 OCT 01 08:11 4
6 TSEB 33 54.06S 018 25.97E 0 000 00.0 000 0 00.0 30 OCT 01 09:35 3
7 DJCE 33 30.04S 016 26.04E 104 102 10.5 158 0 ND 30 OCT 01 20:33 2
8 ATOO 34 08.52S 015 26.60E 151 128 05.1 229 47 ND 31 OCT 01 02:42 1


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