Day 47, Wednesday January 20, 1999

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Photo Richard Konkolski

Minoru Saito and Neal Petersen were held down by a central Tasman Sea high-pressure system. Petersen's average speed dropped to 0.2 knots. By the end of the day he was 586 miles from finish and dreaming: "We are still drifting and dreaming. Yes, dreaming of wind that will carry me across the finish line, into Gwen's arms who will be holding ice cream. I expect New Zealand will have good ice cream. I judge a country by the quality of its ice cream. I had the worst 24-hour run of this race. I made a whopping, hold onto your seats, 56 miles. I can walk faster than that in 24 hours."

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Photo Richard Konkolski

Positions:

Class 1

Place

Skipper

Boat

Latitude

Longitude

Dist. to go

Speed

Dist. to first

Time

1

Soldini

Fila

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

2

Thierceli

Somewhere

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

3

Autissier

PRB

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

4

Hall

Gartmore

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

5

Konioukhov

Mod.Univ.Human.

41 50S

154 52E

1123

7.7

1122.8

1901

6

Golding

Team Group 4

Retired

Auckland

0

0

0

0

Class 2

Place

Skipper

Boat

Latitude

Longitude

Dist. to go

Speed

Dist. to first

Time

1

Mouligne

Cray Valley

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

2

Garside

Magellan Alpha

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

3

Van Liew

Balance Bar

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

4

Yazykov

Wind of Change

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

5

Saito

Shuten-dohji II

38 41S

165 58E

586

2.7

586.3

2144

6

Petersen

No Barriers

38 50S

165 22E

614

0.2

614.2

2144

7

Hunter

Paladin II

40 39S

160 13E

874

6.7

874.1

2144

8

Davie

South Carolina

48 40S

140 03E

1852

4.7

1851.7

2144

9

Stricker

Rapscallion III

Retired

0

0

0

0

0

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