Charting the Whitbread fleet

November 12, 1997

Leg 2, Day 5: Cape Town to Fremantle. Swedish Match, the leader, is 3,885 nautical miles from Fremantle. Distances of remaining boats to leader (in nautical miles)

Position, Boat, Latitude, Longitude, Distance to leg finish* , Distance to leader*

1, Swedish Match, 43.15S, 31.47E, 3885.2, --

2, Inn. Kvaerner, 42.47S, 27.50E, 4085.1, 200.9

3, Toshiba, 41.49S, 26.30E, 4152.3, 267.1

4, Brunel Sunergy, 40.15S, 26.60E, 4189.4, 304.2

5, Merit Cup, 40.45S, 25.22E, 4207.0, 321.8

6, Chessie Racing, 40.44S, 25.19E, 4209.2, 324.2

7, Silk Cut, 40.23S, 25.21E, 4216.9, 331.7

8, EF Language, 39.27S, 25.50E, 4217.0, 331.8

9, EF Education, 39.34S, 25.11E, 4245.2, 360.2

* Distances in nautical miles.

SOURCE: Whitbread Race Office. Positions as of 0000 GMT today.

Standings after Leg 1

Boat (Country), Pts.

EF Language (Sweden), 125

Merit Cup (Monaco), 110

Innovation Kvaerner (Norway), 97

Silk Cut (United Kingdom), 84

Chessie Racing (U.S.), 72

Toshiba (U.S.), 60

America's Challenge (U.S.)*, 48

Swedish Match (Sweden), 36

EF Education (Sweden), 24

Brunel Sunergy (Netherlands), 12

* Withdrew from race

Points for Leg 2 (in order of finish):

1st, 113; 2nd, 98; 3rd, 85; 4th, 72; 5th, 60; 6th, 48; 7th, 36; 8th, 24; 9th, 12.

Weather

As the fleet moves south and south-southeast, winds should increase. Boats farther south should have westerly winds at 13-18 knots. Boats at the northern end of the fleet, to the back, should have westerly winds at 9-14 knots. Winds then should continue to increase.

Pub Date: 11/12/97

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