Day 62, Thursday February 4, 1999

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Photo Richard Konkolski

As the fleet was getting ready for the start on next leg, Robin Davie was making slow progress toward Auckland. As he reported, adverse wind was slowing him down: "With a decent wind direction we could be around the North Capes tomorrow and on our way south towards Auckland, but with the forecast east winds continuing, it will be tomorrow night, or Saturday morning before I get around the corner."

"… Beating to windward is something we all try to avoid, and have to bear and live with from time to time - it's a boat and soul destroying occurrence."

"Personally you feel you are going nowhere fast, and for the boat, the pounding is literally imposing strains on the boat that result in gear breakage - so you slow down as I have done so as not to break any more stuff, yet still you feel tortured by every crash and bone-jarring pound into oncoming waves…"

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Albatros 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.

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

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

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

6

Petersen

No Barriers

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

7

Hunter

Paladin II

Auckland

0

0

0

0

0

8

Davie

South Carolina

34 42S

169 55E

312

5.7

311.9

0944

9

Stricker

Rapscallion III

Retired

0

0

0

0

0

Copyright Richard Konkolski
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