Whitbread update

September 23, 1997

Status: Day 2, Leg 1

Standings:

1. Merit Cup

2. Chessie Racing

3. Silk Cut

4. Innovation Kvaerner

5. EF Language

6. Swedish Match

7. America's Challenge

8. BrunelSurgery

9. EF Education

10. Toshiba

Distance to finish: 7,134 nautical miles

Distance separating field: 4.1 nautical miles

Boat beat: Toshiba navigator Andrew Cape said that the freeze-dried food is going down very well.

Weather: High pressure will hold strong. Winds light and variable early morning, then changing to the southeast during the day with speeds increasing to 10 to 15 knots.

Note: Information compiled from the Whitbread Round the World Race Web site at www.whitbread.org.

Pub Date: 9/23/97

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