A battle at the front of the VOR fleet has resulted in illbruck taking over the lead from Assa Abloy
Team illbruck has overtaken Assa Abloy and is now one mile ahead. The leading yachts in the sixth leg from Miami to Annapolis are sailing in almost 20 knots of wind, while the back markers have to do with at least five knots less.
Getting the early break in this leg could be one of the decisive factors. Amer Sports One and News Corp are the two yachts that have managed to stay with the front-runners, leaving a nine-mile gap to the next yacht, SEB who is neck and neck with Tyco.
Amer Sports Too sticks to the easterly route and has built a 50-mile separation to the main fleet. Tyco, Amer Sports Too, SEB and djuice are within two miles of each other, all in danger of taking over the wooden spoon.
The high-pressure system that creates the southerly winds the fleet is currently sailing in is centred to the east of the fleet. As the fleet is moving north, the wind will veer to the west.
Race Position Report, Day 2, 1610 GMT
2 AART (1 mile from leader)
3 AONE (2 miles from leader)
4 NEWS (3 miles from leader)
5 TSEB (12 miles from leader)
6 TYCO (12 miles from leader)
7 ATOO (13 miles from leader)
8 DJCE (14 miles from leader)