Whitbread update

March 28, 1998

Status: Day 14, Leg 7


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

1. Silk Cut 527.3

2. EF Language 550.1

3. Swedish Match 566.6

4. Innovation Kvaerner 589.6

5. Merit Cup 606.7

6. Chessie Racing 642.9

7. Toshiba 646.0

8. BrunelSunergy 737.7

9. EF Education 762.0

jTC (as of 00: 09: 11 GMT)

Boat beat: Despite squalls and heavy rains, Swedish Match, which was in last place earlier this leg, continues to make huge gains, increasing her lead over Innovation Kvaerner by 23 nautical miles in one schedule. Innovation Kvaerner has been mired in rain.

Weather: The trough holds near the windward passage just SE (( of the Turks and Caicos then to around 25N/66W. Scattered showers and squalls continue N/NE of Hispaniola and affect the middle-to-back boats.

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

Pub Date: 3/28/98

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