Day 59, Monday November 23, 1998

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Foto Richard Konkolski

By the end of the day Robin was still over 100 miles away from Cape Town. It must have been a great feeling for him, watching the shrinking distance to the finish line, getting closer and closer to the wonderful vision of the end to his rudderless sailing.

MSHunter1.jpg (13079 bytes) Neil Hunter Foto Marek Slodownik
Over 300 miles behind Robin, Neil Hunter was getting first to make contact with the overpassing cold front. He wrote: "Well, we are rocking and rolling now, riding this front like a surfer rides a wave. Mildred (the monitor) is doing an amazing job steering, although the course is one continual zigzag. Forecast has the front passing over me in the next couple of hours when the wind should back to the SW and I gybe to stay on course. Getting closer. See y'all tomorrow."

Fedor Konioukhov who was further back was feeling the full effect of the front. "Hello everybody." He wrote. "I have a storm from South, very cold winds and high seas. I am steering for 6 hours, to get better performance, then I do some rest for 30-35 min. After 6 hours of standing and steering, I have a feeling that my legs are not mine any more."

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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

35 03S

004 25E

696

4.4

695.7

0650

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

33 49S

016 22E

102

4.8

102.3

2144

9

Hunter

Paladin II

34 28S

009 34E

440

4.6

440.2

2144

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