A sixth place on leg five of the VOR has dropped Grant Dalton’s Amer Sports One to third place overall with four legs to go
Although the second fastest sailing time over all five legs, Grant Dalton’s Amer Sports One had to surrender second place overall to Assa Abloy after a disappointing sixth place in the fifth leg of the VOR.
Grant Dalton had to face several new experiences on this leg, being last for some time and even longer sailing behind Amer Sports Too.
Last but not least lightning struck the boat when sailing along the Caribbean islands. The dark cloud not only delivered the lightning and took out all the boat’s electronics, it also covered the boat in a deadly calm. This incident sealed the fate of Amer Sports One as News Corp sailed away in better breeze.
Certainly Grant Dalton will develop with a comeback-plan, as there are four legs and 32 points left in the Volvo Ocean Race.
Position Report, Day 19, 1330 GMT
7th DJCE (130 miles to the finish)
8th ATOO (136 miles to the finish)
Overall positions (leg five, pending protests)
1 illbruck 36pts
2 Assa Abloy 28pts
3 Amer Sports One 25pts
4 Tyco 24pts
5 News Corp 23pts
6 Djuice 19pts
7 SEB 17pts
8 Amer Sports Too 8pts