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16 March 2002, 01:04 pm
SEB Heads Away
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illbruck

Volvo Ocean Race

SEB has altered her course over the last few hours, letting the boat run further to the west. This move has increased her advance and SEB was the only yacht except ASSA ABLOY to match illbruck’s pace.
At the moment, SEB sails about 35 miles to leeward of Amer Sports One and Amer Sports Too.

Djuice has fallen onto the track of the leading trio illbruck, Tyco and ASSA ABLOY just over 60 miles behind and is in hot pursuit of Amer Sports Too. In the same time, News Corp has slightly luffed up to a more easterly course.

Very likely the teams are trying to optimise their route on the optimum angles for their highly specialised sails. The differences in sailing angles could reflect the minor differences in sail design as a result of the sail development programs prior to the start of the race.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 8, 0956 GMT

Position Yacht DTF DTL PO
1 illbruck 3011 0 37
2 Team Tyco 3012 1 25
3 Assa Abloy 3013 2 26
4 News Corp 3052 41 24
5 Team SEB 3060 49 16
6 Amer Sports One 3067 56 25
7 djuice 3072 61 19
8 Amer Sports Too 3077 66 8


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