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Green Dragon heads towards Trade Winds

Updated: Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 22:08

Green Dragon is chasing down the leading duo of Ericsson boats
Green Dragon is chasing down the leading duo of Ericsson boats

Green Dragon remains in third place in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Cochi in India.

After eight days at sea, Green Dragon is 29 nautical miles behind the Ericsson boats who are leading the fleet.

It is a difficult time for the navigators onboard as they try to find the best strategy as the fleet heads north. The strategy for Green Dragon appears to the working, as they have been making gains as they chase down the leading pair.

Spirits are high onboard Green Dragon as they head towards the Trade Winds, which could guarantee a quick ticket to the Doldrums.

Ian Walker and the crew are still steaming along at 17 knots, on starboard gybe to the northeast.

Leg Two Day Eight:

1 Ericsson 4 SWE (Torben Grael/BRA) DTF 2189 nautical miles
2 Ericsson 3 SWE (Anders Lewander/SWE) +1
3 Green Dragon IRL/CHN (Ian Walker/GBR) +29
4 Telefónica Blue ESP (Bouwe Bekking/NED) +34
5 PUMA Racing Team USA (Ken Read/USA) +42
6 Team Russia RUS (Andreas Hanakamp/AUT) +88
7 Telefónica Black ESP (Fernando Echávarri/ESP) +92
8 Delta Lloyd IRL (Roberto Bermudez/ESP) +109

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