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31 October 2001, 12:04 pm
Pleased Amer Sports Too
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Volvo Ocean Race

Under the bright light of flood lights Amer Sports Too powered with eased sails towards the finish line, guarded by several spectator and media boats at 3am local time in drizzling rain.

For the last half mile, the wind kicked in and the yacht accelerated once again, showing the assembled media, that they are still racing.

Crossing the line, they lit up white flares on both sides of the yacht illuminating the scenery, when the wind dropped in the lee of Table Mountain.

Once alongside at Victoria and Alfred waterfront, a crowd of journalists surrounded Lisa McDonald, the skipper of the grey and red yacht. Lisa said, "even though we came last, I am very pleased with the performance of the yacht and the crew. Over thousands of miles we could stay with the guys that sailed together for more than two years."

All the boats have now finished Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Southampton, England to Cape Town, South Africa.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 39, 0120 GMT:

PS Yacht Arrival Time Elapsed time Points
1 ILBK 24 OCT 01 20:19:49 31d 06h 19m 49s 8
2 AONE 24 OCT 01 22:20:56 31d 08h 20m 56s 7
3 NEWS 26 OCT 01 05:57:17 32d 15h 57m 17s 6
4 TYCO 27 OCT 01 06:37:49 33d 16h 37m 49s 5
5 AART 28 OCT 01 08:11:59 34d 18h 11m 59s 4
6 TSEB 30 OCT 01 09:35:47 36d 19h 35m 47s 3
7 DJCE 30 OCT 01 19:00:53 37d 05h 00m 53s 2
8 ATOO 31 OCT 01 01:20:12 37d 11h 20m 12s 1
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