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VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Australian Victory For illbruck

Finish time : 00:22:26 GMT

mardi 4 décembre 2001Information Volvo Ocean Race

image 300 x 158Photo : Illbruck on the way to the finish with the Sydney Opera House in the background. Photo : Daniel Forster illbruck
illbruck’s victory on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race #VolvoOceanRace was anything but straight forward. It is the story of disaster and a determined comeback in great style. With less than 24 hours at sea, the yacht flooded her bow section so bad that the bow was under water. In a dramatic team effort the crew managed to keep the yacht afloat and got going after two hours and 20 lost miles increasing to 65 at a later stage while others sailed their records.

With remarkable consistency illbruck climbed back the leader board step by step through immaculate boat speed and perfect routing until they led the fleet around Eclipse Island. Across the Great Australian Bight, only SEB could match illbruck‚s performance and mount a serious threat to her claim for the lead. After SEB broached at high speed when entering Bass Strait illbruck led the way to Sydney unchallenged.

After his arrival at the dock, John Kostecki, the skipper of the winning German yacht said : "I had tears in my eyes, when I crossed the finish line. I will never forget the coldness of the Southern Ocean. Really happy to see Ann Marie again."


Elapsed time for leg 2 in the Volvo Ocean Race
- Illbruck : 022d 13h 22m 26s

Volvo Ocean Race Position Report, Day 24, 0022 GMT

- PS Yacht Latitude Longitude DTF CMG SMG TFHR DTL DTL-C ETA PO
- 1 ILBK 33 51.45S 151 12.77E 00000 000 00.0 000 0 +0 04 DEC 01 00:22 16
- 2 TSEB 33 56.08S 151 21.12E 00012 019 12.6 303 0 -12 04 DEC 01 01:28 10
- 3 NEWS 34 05.16S 151 12.48E 00022 037 15.6 313 10 -14 04 DEC 01 01:55 12
- 4 AONE 35 15.76S 150 53.28E 00094 355 15.7 283 82 -13 04 DEC 01 06:28 12
- 5 DJCE 35 18.72S 150 52.36E 00097 357 15.2 287 85 -12 04 DEC 01 06:46 6
- 6 AART 35 47.08S 150 53.68E 00125 038 14.0 282 113 -12 04 DEC 01 09:23 7
- 7 ATOO 39 17.64S 140 54.04E 00690 085 08.6 230 678 -10 07 DEC 01 08:46 3
- 8 TYCO 33 58.00S 025 38.12E - - - - - - -



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