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25 October 2001, 09:30 am
illbruck Wins Leg One to Cape Town
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The finish time for illbruck was 20:19:49 GMT yesterday. When German illbruck with skipper John Kostecki from the United States crossed the line the second boat Amer Sports One with Grant Dalton still had 13 miles to sail, having lost one mile to the ...

Even though Amer Sports One was in a safe distance, the illbruck crew did not back off, but kept pushing till the very last minute, close reaching in more than 30 knots of wind and two meter waves. Then the yacht came out of the darkness, as shiny in green and white as she left Southampton more than a month ago.

Right after crossing the finish line, illbruck's support boat with syndicate head Michael Illbruck on board approached the racing yacht to celebrate this victory.

Earlier John Kostecki wrote in his last email: "We always believed we could catch Amer Sports One. The question was how? We were able to do it by having better reaching boat speed and great crew manoeuvres changing sails in the shifty southwesterly breeze. "

In second place finished Amer Sports One, and in third place Team News Corp. For more news and photographs go to the event website.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 33, 04.00hrs 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 00000 00.0 24
OCT 01 8
2 AONE 33 54.06S 018 25.97E 0 000 00.0 000 00000 00.0 24
OCT 01 7
3 NEWS 34 51.56S 014 35.04E 200 073 11.9 316 00000 00.0 25
OCT 01 6
4 TYCO 35 25.88S 010 03.00E 425 089 10.2 259 225 -02.1 26 OCT 01
5
5 AART 34 12.24S 005 36.44E 639 102 10.3 243 439 -02.1 27 OCT 01
4
6 TSEB 27 39.68S 003 38.60W 1197 163 09.3 221 997 -06.0 30
OCT 01 3
7 DJCE 28 09.44S 004 14.48W 1214 121 07.5 219 1014 -04.6
30 OCT 01 2
8 ATOO 28 55.04S 006 33.48W 1312 152 09.2 227 1112 -05.4
31 OCT 01 1



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