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6 February 2002, 09:38 am
Amer Sports One On The Edge
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Amer Sports One © Carlo Borlenghi

Volvo Ocean Race

Last night Amer Sports One came close to disaster as they lost control of their overpowered yacht when charging towards two large icebergs right in front of them.
When the yacht wiped out, they shredded the storm spinnaker. After rerighting the boat, Roger Nilson navigated them through a gap between the two bergs. This has given Tyco the opportunity to slip into second place.

The yachts are still extremely far from land, beyond any outside help. Cape Horn lies 1450 miles ahead. Paul Cayard reckons, that the iceberg zone could be passed in 24 hours time.

With strong wind coming up from behind the whole fleet gained some miles on the leading yacht illbruck. SEB and ASSA ABLOY are still at 60 south in very cold conditions. News Corp is back in full racing mode and achieved the highest average over the last six hours. Amer Sports Too is sailing in 35 to 40 knots of winds, the rest in the mid twenties.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 11, 0400 GMT

PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL DTL-C ETA PO
1 ILBK 59 12.48S 112 48.52W 03701 073 15.0 399 0 +0 18 FEB 02 29
2 TYCO 59 21.60S 114 43.20W 03756 082 15.9 407 55 -13 18 FEB 02 19
3 AONE 59 36.92S 114 53.28W 03757 080 15.5 383 56 -8 18 FEB 02 24
4 AART 60 13.16S 116 47.88W 03805 090 15.5 402 104 -14 18 FEB 02 20
5 DJCE 59 48.40S 117 21.72W 03828 095 16.2 397 127 -18 19 FEB 02 14
6 TSEB 60 42.48S 119 59.96W 03891 091 15.7 373 190 -14 19 FEB 02 14
7 NEWS 57 06.84S 117 57.12W 03892 078 17.3 376 191 -11 19 FEB 02 18
8 ATOO 58 16.36S 125 23.32W 04091 085 16.5 377 390 -12 19 FEB 02 6
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