Whitbread update

May 12, 1998

J Status: Day 8, Leg 8

Standings:

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

1. Toshiba .. .. .. .. .. 1,189.2

Merit Cup ... .. .. .. 1,196.6

EF Language . .. .. .. 1,231.9

EF Education ... .. .. 1,245.9

5. Innovation Kvaerner .. 1,254.6

6. Swedish Match .. .. .. 1,267.1

7. BrunelSunergy .. .. .. 1,272.1

8. Silk Cut . .. .. .. .. 1,325.9

9. Chessie Racing . .. .. 1,331.7

(as of 00: 04: 00 GMT)

Boat beat: The swirl of weather surrounding the fleet has put navigators in confusion about what route to take through an approaching high. The westernmost boats, however, should feel southerly breeze once the high passes.

Weather: High pressure will move slowly toward the east and northeast over the next 48 hours with light and variable winds.

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

Pub Date: 5/12/98

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