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20 March 2002, 11:54 am
Fighting Spirit for Amer Sports Too
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Volvo Ocean Race

All boats lined up behind illbruck, ASSA ABLOY and Tyco in the constant trade wind sailing the fleet is still enjoying.

The wind constantly oscillates between east-northeast and east-southeast, sometimes in the low twenties, then dropping to the high teens. Roger Nilson, Amer Sports One's navigator expects a big wind-shift to the right over the next few days. In order to get a good wind angle once this wind-shift comes through, he expects the yachts to bear away slightly and go closer to the West Indies.

The girls on Amer Sports Too are in full fighting spirit, even though their water maker stopped working and they have to use the manual backup. They are not accepting that News Corp has overtaken them and are keen to get the place back, they lost yesterday.

The gaps are widening as the trailing boats are sailing constantly at a slightly lower speed than the one ahead. All the yachts are enjoying easy 330 to 350 miles a day, which should be maintained for the next couple of days. All the yachts should be in Miami by March 27.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 12, 0956 GMT

Position Yacht DTF PO
1 ILBK 1775 37
2 AART 1787 27
3 TYCO 1791 24
4 TSEB 1892 17
5 AONE 1930 26
6 NEWS 1959 22
7 ATOO 1965 9
8 DJCE 2015 18

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