Whitbread update

March 26, 1998

Status: Day 12, Leg 7

Standings:

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

1. EF Language .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...1,264.5

2. Silk Cut .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...1,276.4

3. Swedish Match .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .1,295.1 4. Innovation Kvaerner .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .1,296.8

5. Merit Cup .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..1,308.3

6. Chessie Racing .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...1,337.6

7. Toshiba .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .1,350.8

8. BrunelSunergy .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .1,389.8

9. EF Education .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..1,440.0

(as of 00: 00: 00 GMT)

Boat beat: EF Language continues to hold a healthy lead in near-perfect sailing weather. Innovation Kvaerner has lined up behind EF Language and Silk Cut to be in the best possible position for the lift of lighter winds near Barbuda. Wind speed and direction will change north of the island.

Weather: Current high in central North Atlantic will be replaced by another strong high currently over New England. New high will settle over Western North Atlantic sometime between the weekend and early next week. Winds blow east-southeast of stalled frontal zone from Central Carribean, north to the Dominican Republic and east to the Turks islands.

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

Pub Date: 3/26/98

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