Whitbread update

December 16, 1997

Status: Day 3, Leg 3

Standings

Boat .............. Nautical miles to finish

1. Silk Cut ............. 1,530.2

2. Toshiba .............. 1,533.0

3. Chessie Racing ....... 1,538.8

4. EF Language .......... 1,542.5

5. Merit Cup ............ 1,544.5

6. Swedish Match ........ 1,545.2

7. EF Education ......... 1,552.7

8. BrunelSunergy ........ 1,573.1

9. Innovation Kvaerner .. 1,580.8

(as of 00: 10: 54 GMT)

Boat beat: Silk Cut passed American yachts Toshiba and Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry, to move in front in Leg 3. Silk Cut edged out to a lead over Toshiba of less than 2 nautical miles and of slightly more than 8 nautical miles over Chessie, which led after Sunday's racing.

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

Pub Date: 12/16/97

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