illbruck continues to lead the fifth leg of the VOR but there are still 600 miles to go

Race leader illbruck seems to be unaffected by the loss of their light-air downwind gennaker. Instead of losing miles they have sailed away four miles from Tyco in second placed and five miles from Assa Abloy in third place. North Sails Richard Hinde-Smith suspects that Kostecki might have measured in a second sail for this leg.

The back-markers Amer Sports Too and djuice have been the fastest yachts, gaining some miles on News Corp and Amer Sports one due to a slightly better wind direction that allows them to sail a straighter course towards the finish.

Position Report, Day 16, 1600 GMT


2 TYCO (29 miles from leader)

3 AART (31 miles from leader)

4 TSEB (68 miles from leader)

5 AONE (90 miles from leader)

6 NEWS (93 miles from leader)

7 ATOO (152 miles from leader)

8 DJCE (154 miles from leader)