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7 February 2002, 08:22 am
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Volvo Ocean Race

Even though the wind went slightly down, it’s still full on for the Volvo Ocean Race Yachts. djuice had scary moments last night, when they were shooting with an average of 28 knots straight at an iceberg just eight miles in front of them.

With this speed the distance is covered in less than 20 minutes. When they had finally dropped the spinnaker, they had to change course for 35 degrees to avoid the berg.
Another shark was caught, this time with illbruck's rudder. They had to drop the spinnaker and sail backwards to clear the shark in more than 30 knots of wind. Before they realised that the reason for losing control of the rudder was the shark, they feared being victim of another rudder failure.

News Corp's track in the north is getting better by the hour. They gained remarkable 38 miles or did a more than six-knot higher average speed than the race leading yacht illbruck. ASSA ABLOY is back in full racing mode after the backstay failure earlier on.


Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 12, 0350 GMT

PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL DTL-C ETA PO
1 ILBK 58 28.76S 099 59.80W 03315 070 12.6 403 0 +0 18 FEB 02 29
2 AONE 58 41.72S 101 42.60W 03367 081 13.9 414 52 -10 18 FEB 02 25
3 TYCO 58 14.68S 102 05.36W 03382 066 11.5 405 67 +11 18 FEB 02 18
4 AART 58 39.08S 104 17.40W 03447 074 15.0 397 132 -11 19 FEB 02 20
5 DJCE 58 40.12S 104 47.96W 03463 087 15.0 396 148 -17 19 FEB 02 14
6 NEWS 56 56.36S 104 45.12W 03481 094 18.0 437 166 -38 19 FEB 02 19
7 TSEB 58 10.84S 108 16.12W 03575 064 16.4 394 260 -8 19 FEB 02 13
8 ATOO 58 08.12S 115 02.16W 03784 091 14.2 331 469 -13 20 FEB 02 6
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