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16 October 2001, 02:44 pm
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Amer Sports One

Volvo Ocean Race

After all the complaints and reassessment last week, Grant Dalton’s Amer Sports One has finally managed to take back the lead from illbruck. The weather offers several different lanes without a clear tendency, at least at the moment.
Team News Corp made the most interesting move. After trying both tacks for several times, they have finally tacked away from their rivals, heading in a southwesterly direction. Their nerves will be tested on accepting high initial losses in the hope for big gains at a later stage. With this move they hope to get into the influence of the developing low-pressure system first, enabling the yacht to ease the sheets and reach towards the finish while the rest of the fleet is beating into headwinds. The price to pay could be an up to 400 miles longer course.

These unsettled conditions in front gives the second group a chance to come back in the race, gaining more than seven miles every hour. Djuice has found some speed and hold the distance to Amer Sports Too.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 24, 0400 GMT:

PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL ROC ETA PO
1 AONE 21 00.68S 027 36.52W 02549 119 06.2 215 0 03.2 26 OCT 01 8
2 ILBK 20 47.36S 027 30.92W 02550 135 02.9 185 1 -00.2 26 OCT 01 7
3 AART 20 10.68S 027 12.48W 02552 082 07.6 212 3 03.2 26 OCT 01 6
4 TYCO 20 24.82S 027 48.65W 02576 062 04.2 183 27 -00.9 26 OCT 01 5
5 NEWS 21 28.80S 029 05.40W 02609 207 07.6 204 60 -03.0 26 OCT 01 4
6 TSEB 18 04.52S 030 46.24W 02815 169 10.7 249 266 07.3 27 OCT 01 3
7 ATOO 17 29.60S 031 04.24W 02854 165 10.5 254 305 07.4 27 OCT 01 2
8 DJCE 17 20.32S 030 58.40W 02860 160 10.6 303 311 07.5 27 OCT 01 1



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