Whitbread update

October 04, 1997

Status: Day 13, Leg 1

Standings:

1. Innovation Kvaerner

2. Merit Cup

3. EF Language

4. Chessie Racing

5. Silk Cut

6. Toshiba

7. America's Challenge

8. Swedish Match

9. BrunelSunergy

10. EF Education

(as of 18: 00: 00 EST)

Boat beat: The fleet yesterday was in the mid-Atlantic, about 700 miles west of Senegal, with the leader Innovation Kvaerner -- piloted by Knut Frostad -- 27 miles ahead of second-place Merit Cup, skippered by Grant Dalton.

Weather: Solid trade winds continue between 12 and 18N, with winds more easterly farther south and west. Winds are more northeast closer to the Cape Verde Islands.

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

Pub Date: 10/04/97

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