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8 May 2002, 09:57 am
Small Gains on Illbruck
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Assa Abloy chasing illbruck

Volvo Ocean Race

Sadly no great gains for SEB following its southerly course, not the great gains they had hoped for anyway.
Having now to sail between five and ten degrees higher than their competitors means they cannot build speed in the same way and are hoping that the breeze holds out for them to keep their well earned fourth position.

In the last six hours there have been no change in yacht positions but ASSA ABLOY and Tyco have both made small miles up on the current leg leader Illbruck. ASSA ABLOY being now four miles closer to her arch rival and Tyco five. The other two yachts to gain slightly were Amer Sports One by three and News Corp by one. Djuice was the only yacht to lose any distance being the most westerly and losing three.

Most of the fleet are heading straight for the finish with reacher and staysail in good visibility, although skies are overcast with an air temperature of 14 degrees centigrade.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 11, 0358 GMT

Position Yacht DTF CMG DTL Points Overall
1 ILBK 407 99 0 49
2 AART 446 93 39 41
3 TYCO 450 95 43 33
4 TSEB 476 87 69 26
5 AONE 480 96 73 36
6 NEWS 482 94 75 34
7 DJCE 549 91 142 23
8 ATOO 4512 0 4105 10
Volvo Ocean Race Press/News Editor
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