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14 November 2001, 11:39 am
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Volvo Ocean Race

Alert – Tyco and illbruck sighted icebergs this morning – keep a good lookout! The bergs sailed north with the strong southwesterly winds even though the sea temperature is still at 11 centigrade.
Air temperature is still a comfortable 14 degrees, waves average of 3.5m (5m max) and the wind topping 33knots.

Tyco and ASSA ABLOY are fighting for the lead within a mile of each other as they are blasting full speed to the east. ASSA ABLOY recorded the second fastest top speed with 28.8 knots. This was only topped by djuice's 29.1 knots. SEB in third is facing a slight dilemma in the quest for the lead as Gurra Krantz writes: "How much should we try to keep our course high to stay with the same separation? If we sail higher to the wind we slow down, if we sail low and keep speed up we sail more out of the lift."

Slightly back, Amer Sports One and djuice are fighting in sight of each other. Illbruck is still sacrificing speed for a better long-term position, diving south, while Amer Sports Too decided for speed on the most northerly route. News Corp to the south is aware of the icebergs and tries to get back in contact with the fleet.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 4, 0956 GMT:

PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL ROC ETA PO
1 TYCO 43 44.76S 025 27.40E 05898 107 15.0 271 0 +0 04 DEC 01 13
2 AART 43 45.28S 025 26.04E 05898 106 15.2 278 0 -1 04 DEC 01 11
3 TSEB 43 16.96S 025 36.08E 05905 100 14.9 270 7 +3 04 DEC 01 9
4 AONE 43 37.24S 025 15.36E 05909 103 14.7 267 11 +3 04 DEC 01 12
5 DJCE 43 34.24S 025 15.96E 05910 102 14.9 265 12 +2 04 DEC 01 6
6 ILBK 43 25.80S 024 54.08E 05928 118 12.9 251 30 +10 04 DEC 01 11
7 ATOO 43 04.32S 025 04.40E 05932 103 13.6 248 34 +9 05 DEC 01 3
8 NEWS 43 55.12S 024 00.84E 05947 111 13.4 285 49 +8 05 DEC 01 7
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