Whitbread update

November 29, 1997

Status: End of Leg 2

Standings:

Boat ............ Points after two legs

1. Innovation Kvaerner ... 207

2. EF Language ........... 197

3. Silk Cut .............. 168

4. Swedish Match ......... 161

5. Merit Cup ............. 158

6. Toshiba ............... 157

7. Chessie Racing ........ 132

8. EF Education ........... 60

9. Brunel Sunergy ......... 36

10. America's Challenge# .. 24

# dropped out after Leg 1 (as of 0: 00: 05 GMT) Boat beat: As EF Education approached the Fairway buoy off Fremantle, Western Australia, doing 11.5 knots, the sunrise began to break through the clouds and a great orange sun lit up the otherwise overcast morning. With BrunelSunergy nipping at their heels, the women on EF Education kept pushing right up to the last moment, hoisting their spinnaker as they entered the harbor entrance and gybing to cross between the two Volvo buoys marking the finish line in the Swan River. The gun fired at 2145 GMT (0545 local) marking the finish of Leg 2 for this crew after spending 19 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes at sea. Note: Information compiled from www.whitbread.org

Pub Date: 11/29/97

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