Day 49, Friday January 22, 1999

VlnaParmeliaHandl.jpg (24118 bytes)
Photo Richard Konkolski

Tropical cyclone Dani left the area with heavy rain. There was a new tropical cyclone Olinda forming at 23 S and 163 E and moving SE and intensifying. Fortunately all this would not cause big trouble to Saito who was getting close to Cape Reinga and had only 264 miles to the finish.

MSSaito3.jpg (18181 bytes) Minoru Saito Photo Marek Slodownik

Petersen was only 50 miles back and enjoyed the same easterly wind, allowing him to keep a direct course for the northern tip of New Zealand. The third sailor Neil Hunter was 574 miles from the finish line and doing almost 6 knots. In his email he reported: "Weather has been very consistent with a good SE breeze which means I am almost hard on the breeze and able to sail straight at the top of New Zealand. Some warm sunshine now would be very nice. There is a lot of trimming in adjusting sail and course as the wind varies from 15-25 knots and swings back and forth through thirty degrees. But we are on track and truckin."

MSHunter2.jpg (14007 bytes) Neil Hunter Photo Marek Slodownik

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.

36 55S

159 35E

829

5.6

829

2140

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

35 09S

171 05E

264

5.1

264.3

2144

6

Petersen

No Barriers

35 44S

170 20E

314

5.3

313.9

2144

7

Hunter

Paladin II

37 47S

165 33E

574

5.8

573.9

2144

8

Davie

South Carolina

46 17S

144 43E

1626

1.7

1626.2

2144

9

Stricker

Rapscallion III

Retired

0

0

0

0

0

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