Tyco, the Bermudan-based entry in the Volvo Ocean Race finished fourth this morning at 0637 GMT. Assa Abloy will be the next to finish in the morning
Tyco, the Bermudan-based entry in the Volvo Ocean Race finished fourth this morning at 0637 GMT, after 33d 16h 37m 49s at sea, claiming five points for this leg.
After powering through the storm 48 hours ago, they had to use their full-size light wind sails for the final miles into Cape Town. At the early stages of this leg Tyco was holding the lead and showed great speed potential. After rounding Ilha de Trinidade, they missed the lane to the south, which could have hooked them into the weather system that helped illbruck and Amer Sports One for the fast crossing of the South Atlantic. Their fourth place was never endangered across the South Atlantic.
Assa Abloy will be the fifth yacht to complete the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race tomorrow morning. The gold and blue Swedish Volvo Ocean 60 is 132 miles from the finish line in Table Bay, sailing at 6-7 knots in the same amount of north east breeze, which gives Roy Heiner’s team an estimated time of arrival of 0630hours GMT (0830hrs local time).
Of the remaining three teams still punching their way across the south Atlantic, SEB has a 28-mile lead over Djuice with Amer Sports Too a further 121 miles astern.
Position Report, Day 35, 1600hrs GMT
1 Illbruck: 31d 06h 19m 49s
2 Amer Sports One: 31d 08h 20m 56s
3 News Corp: 32d 15h 57m 17s
4 Tyco: 33d 16h 37m 49s
5 AART (eta 28 OCT 01 06:37)
6 TSEB (eta 30 OCT 01 14:01
7 (eta 30 OCT 01 16:58
8 ATOO (eta 31 OCT 01 05:59)