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Volvo Ocean Race - Three in battle for Auckland win

No more stealth mode allowed, team AkzoNobel are live again and in the lead ahead of Scallywag with Turn the Tide on Plastic in third place. Leading Positions 18:30 Monday -

Less than 160 miles to run to the finish line in Auckland with speeds dropping as they pass Cape Reinga and the North Point of New Zealand, and sail down the coast . . .

team AkzoNobel and Scallywag are sailing at around 8 knots, and coming up on the outside is Turn the Tide on Plastic at about 10 knots.

Dongfeng and MAPFRE are sailing faster and gaining as they are still in the stronger breeze to the north . . . this could be close.

The latest ETA for the leaders is early afternoon UTC Tuesday 27 February.

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 6 - Monday 26 February @ 22:20 UTC

1. team AkzoNobel -- distance to finish -- 156 nautical miles
2. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag +0.0 nm
3. Turn the Tide on Plastic +8 nm
4. Dongfeng Race Team +36 nm
5. MAPFRE +37 nm
6. Team Brunel +98 nm

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