Volvo Ocean Race arrives to Rio de Janeiro
John Kostecki and his illbruck team have won the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean
Race. They crossed the finish line on 19 February 2002 at 05:58 GMT after 23 days,
5 hours, 58 minutes and 42 seconds at sea. In the heat of the night, spectators
lined the dockside to enjoy the sounds of a Samba band playing on the shore.
When stepping ashore Kostecki said: "Being overtaken before finishing
would have been devastating for us after sailing the leg so well. It happened
to us before finishing in Hobart and it could have easily happened here in Rio
During the final approach to the finish line, the current was setting against
them in virtually no wind. When the huge Code 0 sail couldn't fill any more,
the crew changed for a smaller headsail that develops less drag in the light
illbruck will be relieved to have extended their points margin on the rest of
it will put crucial points between illbruck and Amer Sports One.
1.ILBRUCK - 2.DJUICE - 3.TYCO - 4.ASSA ABLOY - 5.AMER SPORT ONE
6.TEAM NEWS CORP - 7.AMER SPORT TOO - 8.TSEB (Retired broken mast)
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