Day 55, Thurday November 19, 1998

MSShutDohDock.jpg (17020 bytes) Shuten-dohji II Foto Marek Slodownik
By the end of the day Saito was about 170 miles from Cape Town. It looked like he might finish late Friday or early Saturday. The only news came from Konioukhov, who wrote: "I have very strong wind, but I can't go very speedy due to the high seas. The main problem is that the wind strength is moving from 22 knots to 38 and it's very difficult to tune the boat by the sails." He still had 1,159 miles to go and at this time it was impossible to know, if he will finish on time to be able to continue in the race.

ZaZadiSpray.jpg (15221 bytes)
Foto Richard Konkolski

Positions:

Class 1

Place

Skiper

Boat

Latitude

Longitude

Dist. to go

Speed

Dist. to first

Time

1

Golding

Team Group 4

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

2

Autissier

PRB

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

3

Thiercelin

Somewhere

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

4

Hall

PRB

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

5

Soldini

Fila

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

6

Konioukhov

Mod Univ Human

34 33S

004 58W

1159

7.6

1158.7

1520

7

Reidl

Project Amazon

Retired

0

0

0

0

0

Class 2

Place

Skiper

Boat

Latitude

Longitude

Dist. to go

Speed

Dist. to first

Time

1

Mouligne

Cray Valley

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

2

Garside

Magellan Alpha

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

3

Van Liew

Balance Bar

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

4

Stricker

Rapscallion III

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

5

Yazykov

Wind of Change

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

6

Petersen

No Barriers

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

7

Saito

Shuten-dohji II

34 48S

015 01E

177

6.1

177.4

2144

8

Davie

South Caroline

35 48S

010 27E

409

3.4

408.8

2144

9

Hunter

Paladin II

34 50S

001 45W

999

6.9

999.2

2144

Copyright Richard Konkolski
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