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Assa Abloy

Volvo Ocean Race

The leading Yachts in the Volvo Ocean Race are still playing nip and tuck as they approach the north east corner of Brazil en route to Miami.
ASSA ABLOY,who was lead boat until midday yesterday, has dropped to third place, one mile behind illbruck in second place, with TEAM TYCO in the lead, another 5 miles ahead. SEB, much to her relief has relinquished the wooden spoon to Amer Sports Too, who is 58 miles behind the leader.

The Fleet is now staying close inshore, no doubt hoping to pick up that branch of the South Equatorial Current which, at this time of the year sets north near to the coast at a rate of half a knot. Once round the corner they can take advantage of the Guiana Current which sets north west along the coast at a rate of 1 - 1.5 knots.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 7, 0406 GMT

Position Yacht DTF DTL PO
1 Team Tyco 3335 0 26
2 illbruck 3340 5 36
3 Assa Abloy 3341 6 26
4 News Corp 3368 33 24
5 djuice 3388 53 21
6 Team SEB 3388 53 15
7 Amer Sports One 3389 54 24
8 Amer Sports Too 3393 58 8

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