Whitbread update

May 08, 1998

Status: Day 4, Leg 8

Standings:

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

1. Merit Cup .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..2,389.7

2. Toshiba .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .2,394.8

3. Innovation Kvaerner .. .. .. .. .. .. .2,418.5

4. EF Education .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..2,424.0

5. EF Language .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...2,425.7

6. BrunelSunergy .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .2,427.1

7. Swedish Match .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .2,438.2

8. Silk Cut .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...2,451.4

9. Chessie Racing .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...2,454.0

(as of 18: 02: 00 GMT)

Boat beat: The International Ice Patrol issued an urgent warning to the fleet, saying icebergs had drifted south and put the boats at risk for the next 2 1/2 days.

Weather: Cold front in northwest Quebec will move southeast.

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

Pub Date: 5/08/98

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