ABN AMRO ONE has now reached the half way stage in this 6,400 nm leg to Cape Town, South Africa and is driving relentlessly south in search of the stronger westerly winds that flow over the far southern reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. She is now 236 nm off the Brazilian coast, 300 north east of Salvador.
At 1000 GMT this morning, Brasil 1, the most easterly of the bunch by 18 nm, and Ericsson, in the middle of the pack east to west, continue to fight it out. Brasil 1 has increased her margin from two to five nm, although Ericsson has the edge on speed. ABN AMRO has slipped slightly, from eight to nine miles back, but her speed is the same as Ericsson and she is the most westerly of the trio.
Sunergy and Friends has started to move again after very frustrating 24 hours when they were only able to achieve 122 nm at an average speed of 5.1 knots.
Position Report At 1000 Hours UTC, 22 November 2005
|ABN AMRO ONE||NED||Mike SANDERSON (NZL)||11 27.57S||33 10.02W||3119||0||0||186||15||13.9||01/12/2005|
|Brasil 1||BRA||Torben GRAEL (BRA)||08 20.12S||32 26.09W||3193||74||2||180||12.5||13.6||02/12/2005|
|Ericsson Racing Team||SWE||Neal MCDONALD (GBR)||08 35.55S||32 44.21W||3198||79||-1||183||12.7||13.6||02/12/2005|
|ABN AMRO TWO||NED||Sebastian JOSSE (FRA)||08 22.32S||32 45.30W||3207||88||-2||184||12.7||13.5||02/12/2005|
|Sunergy and Friends||AUS||Grant WHARINGTON (AUS)||08 47.00N||29 36.36W||4136||1017||15||186||9.8||9.6||10/12/2005|
|movistar||ESP||Bouwe BEKKING (NED)||37 07.38N||08 31.48W||No Data||No Data||No Data||No Data||No Data||No Data||No Data|
|Pirates of the Caribbean||USA||Paul CAYARD (USA)||DNF||DNF||DNF||DNF||DNF||DNF||DNF||DNF||DNF|
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