ABN AMRO One has sailed from last to first overnight and leads the final leg by two miles 16/6/06
Having experienced a light patch yesterday evening the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was back on track again late last night when the wind returned reaching 11kts at times.
Despite the erratic winds the fleet, on its final leg to Goteborg, remains fairly close with just five miles between them.
Brasil 1 (Torben Grael) held the advantage over Pirates of the Caribbean (Paul Cayard) but overnight Mike Sanderson and team aboard ABN AMRO One have worked their way through the fleet from last to first and now lead Brasil 1 by two miles.
Neal McDonald’s Ericsson team have also moved up the leaderboard to third, moving the Pirates of the Caribbean (Paul Cayard) back to fourth. This has also meant that Brunel (Matt Humphries) have dropped back to fifth.
The fleet now sailing in a consistent 10-11kt breeze is currently 70 miles from the coast of Sylt, a German island in the North Sea just off Denmark tracking speeds of 9-10kts.
If the conditions remain stable the current estimated time of arrival into Goteborg tomorrow is 1000.