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3 January 2002, 10:31 am
Bay of Islands On Starboard As Assa Abloy Holds Lead
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Volvo Ocean Race

Shortly after midnight the first five yachts rounded North Cape, the second of New Zealand’s great landmarks. ASSA ABLOY still holds a comfortable lead.
ASSA ABLOY has passed Poor Knights Island and the Hauraki Golf is opening in front of them. As the breeze is blowing with steady 12 knots parallel to the New Zealand coast, they have to gybe downwind to achieve the fastest sailing angles.

Amer Sports One is holding the distance to ASSA ABLOY as well as to her next rivals, the trio of illbruck, News Corp and Tyco. They are all trying hard to use the cover of darkness to find a way into third position as all three desperately want to avoid biting the fifth place lemon into Auckland.

Meanwhile djuice has passed the two capes as well and is on her way across the Great Exhibition Bay in sixth position. In a recent email, they express their hopes of still finding a way to improve their position until finishing. Amer Sports Too is currently 380 miles from Cape Reinga, advancing with up to 20 knots in a strong westerly breeze.

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 9, 1016 GMT
Yacht Name DTF DTL DTLC CMG SMG VMG ETA
1 ASSA ABLOY 00072 00000 +00000 129 11.3 10.5 03 JAN 02 17:10
2 Amer Sports One 00093 00021 +00001 148 07.6 10.4 03 JAN 02 19:12
3 illbruck 00113 00041 +00000 125 10.3 10.3 03 JAN 02 21:15
4 News Corporation 00114 00042 +00000 125 10.7 10.3 03 JAN 02 21:20
5 Tyco 00115 00043 +00000 125 10.4 10.3 03 JAN 02 21:25
6 djuice 00156 00084 -00003 126 13.5 10.1 04 JAN 02 01:29
7 Amer Sports Too 00590 00518 -00006 063 15.3 07.9 05 JAN 02 09:06
SEB Retired 34 44.12S 173 41.12E


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