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15 April 2002, 08:10 am
High Drama as Six Recalled
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Shortly after the start of Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race

Chaos reigned at the Miami restart as six of the V.O.60 fleet crossed the line prematurely yesterday. After an individual recall, the six had to return and re-cross the start line.
Amer Sports Too and ASSA ABLOY made a clear start and led the fleet into Leg 6, and Amer Sports One is protesting djuice.

The Volvo fleet is still tightly packed after the first 10 hours of racing in this 6th leg of the race. ASSA ABLOY is just in the lead, one mile ahead of Illbruck, with Amer Sports One a further mile astern in 3rd place.

The next 3 boats, News Corp, SEB and Amer Sports Too, all share 4th place, 3 miles behind the leader. Tyco and Djuice are in 7th and 8th positions, just 4 and 6 miles respectively off the lead.

The general consensus is that the Gulf Stream Drift will be a significant factor in the first 200 miles of this leg to Baltimore. The trick will be to find this current and endeavour to ride it for as long as it remains favourable to the course.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 2, 0403 GMT

Position Yacht DTF CMG DTL PO
1 AART 736 3 0 36
2 ILBK 737 1 1 43
3 AONE 738 4 2 31
4 NEWS 739 4 3 28
5 ATOO 739 9 3 12
6 TSEB 739 3 3 20
7 TYCO 740 359 4 26
8 DJCE 742 4 6 20
Volvo Ocean Race Press/News Editor
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