Day 58, Sunday November 22, 1998

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Foto Richard Konkolski

It was a reasonably quiet day. Last three sailors were doing their best to get to Cape Town as soon as possible. Passing cold front could speed that process a little, but calmer weather was predicted for the second part of week.

MSDavie1.jpg (14699 bytes) Robin Davie Foto Marek Slodownik
Robin Davie was slightly over 200 miles from the finish and he was the only one to send a report. He wrote: "If I weren't racing and in a hurry, these last few days of calms and light winds would have been real pleasant, and a pleasure to be in. Good calm weather with sunny skies and warm feeling to the air is rare out here in the Southern seas below 35 degrees south… I'm not sure racing is quite the word to describe a rudderless boat in a hurry… Our Rudder fund moves forward, and the prospects of getting together most of the things we need for the Cape Town stopover look good. In particular the rudder which is being made for us by Hunter Marine and Steve Pettingill should be ready for air-freighting tomorrow, Monday… Having steadily moved forward all day - the wind is dying away yet again as night falls over a calming sea and clear skies and a fine line moon sets in the west."

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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 45S

002 33E

787

4.4

787.4

1337

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

Cape

Town

0

0

0

0

8

Davie

South Caroline

35 01S

014 29E

206

4.8

206.4

2144

9

Hunter

Paladin II

34 41S

006 18E

602

5.9

602.3

2144

Copyright Richard Konkolski
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