Following last night’s problems after a collision with SEB and then breaking a halyard strop leaving their Code Zero in the water, illbruck are now having to fight back from their last position.
Kostecki anticipated that the repairs to the boat and the sail would be completed within a couple of hours and they would then be up to speed again.
Krantz, skipper of SEB, indicated that they would be pushing as far as they could into the heading easterly, before they would tack to the north which he anticipated would be with the rest of the fleet once the wind had changed.
News Corp, heading north on starboard tack is reaping further benefit from her earlier split from the fleet, sailing with slightly less of the Brazilian Current against her. The rest of the fleet are all continuing east into the heading breeze.
miles to go, distance to lead , change
1 News Corporation 04337 00000 +00000
2 Tyco 04351 00014 +00007
3 Amer Sports One 04351 00014 +00007
4 Amer Sports Too 04353 00016 +00007
5 SEB 04353 00016 +00007
6 ASSA ABLOY 04354 00017 +00009
7 djuice 04354 00017 +00008
8 illbruck 04355 00018 +00008