At the 1600 position report, Kevin Shoebridges Team Tyco, Jez Fanstone and Ross Fields Team News Corp, and Amer Sports One, respectively, were all within 40 miles of illbruck and more than 400 miles ahead of the three backmarkers-Gurra Krantzs Team SEB, Lisa Charles Amer Sports Too, and Knut Frostads Djuice Dragons. Amer had passed the Dragons over the weekend as they briefly stopped for spares in Fernando de Noronha. "The joy and pleasure of getting new spare parts and extra food has not lasted long," wrote Frostad this morning. "Apart from now being able to make fresh water the proper way, we have been struggling the last 24 hours. We have been chased by girls day and night. After we had them clear behind us before the island, having gained more than 100 miles on them the last couple of days, they were obviously out for some revenge. We had them only one mile away after losing 5 miles during our pit stop, and since then they have been clever making our lives miserable."