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27 December 2001, 12:58 pm
Drama On djuice
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djuice photo:Rick Tomlinson

Volvo Ocean Race
Sydney

Last night djuice suffered a similar fate as that of illbruck close to Cape Town when their two bow compartments started to fill with water after a hatch started to leak.
It took the crew's combined efforts for one hour to dry out djuice and keep her on pace. Before that incident their mainsail came down the mast when they prepared to reef in the building breeze. djuice managed to resume racing and reports not having lost more than a mile or two on the leaders.

At the moment the yachts are in the middle of Bass Strait, 310 miles from Hobart and 100 from Flinders Island, fanned out over 17 miles. The course will lead the fleet close to the Tasman coast at Cape Sonnerat. The conditions became lighter over the last hours with the wind down to 20 knots and the waves to four metres. illbruck, News Corp, ASSA ABLOY and Tyco are within a mile of each other, trying to find the fastest lane in the eddying current and changing wind conditions. 10 miles back, djuice and SEB are neck-and-neck and Amer Sports One and Amer Sports Too bring up the rear.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 2, 0956 GMT:

PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL DTL-C ETA PO
1 ILBK 39 19.40S 150 31.12E 01808 179 09.1 254 0 +0 03 JAN 02 24
2 NEWS 39 16.40S 150 24.00E 01808 183 09.3 254 0 -2 03 JAN 02 19
3 AART 39 15.52S 150 24.12E 01809 181 09.2 253 1 +0 03 JAN 02 13
4 TYCO 39 17.36S 150 29.12E 01809 182 09.0 251 1 +1 03 JAN 02 11
5 DJCE 39 13.12S 150 42.72E 01818 172 09.7 250 10 +2 04 JAN 02 11
6 TSEB 39 14.32S 150 46.56E 01818 172 09.8 252 10 +1 04 JAN 02 13
7 AONE 39 01.96S 150 44.88E 01828 169 10.0 241 20 +1 04 JAN 02 13
8 ATOO 38 47.96S 150 42.76E 01840 169 08.6 229 32 +4 04 JAN 02 4
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