Sailing: Jury meets over SEB collision

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The Volvo Race Committee confirmed it was bringing an official protest against SEB, skippered by the Swede Gunnar Krantz, for a collision on the first night of the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Rio de Janeiro to Miami.

The irony is that the damage was not to the yacht which SEB hit, John Kostecki's ilbruck, but to itself. The international jury, which meets today has the option of imposing a five-place penalty (which would remove all the five points SEB won on the fifth leg) or disqualifying the yacht.

Crawling the final few miles yesterday, Knut Frostad's djuice was holding off, by a dozen miles, the all-woman crew of Amer Sports Too, who hoped to break their run of finishing last.