Day 35, Friday March 12, 1999

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The Sea Photo Richard Konkolski

Weather forecast predicted nasty winds and seas near and around Cape Horn for the next 12 hours. Winds close to Cape Horn were to be westerly 30-40 knots and seas of 15-25 feet. Saito and Petersen were getting close to the Horn and were expected to have a bouncy ride. At 1330 GMT Saito was almost south and giving the Horn a wide berth of 30 to 40 miles. He was sailing at a little under six knots.

Minoru Saito Photo Billy Black  BBMinoruSaito.jpg (21777 bytes)

Minoru Saito reported: "I had smooth rounding on 3rd, that this time has no much winds, no rough sea not so cold, among the 3 times but I had very busy for taking a photograph picture and drinking a SAKE (Lasro's gifts) with HARRY and I gave a gold earring (one of the pair and I want to present another one to DIANA when I return to Charleston safely).

BBShutenDohjiNarrow.jpg (26467 bytes) Shuten-dohji II Photo Billy Black

Petersen was another 120 miles astern of Saito and was expected to put the Horn behind him before the day was done.

This morning at 0940 GMT, Marc Thiercelin was 299 miles from Punta del Este. His new rig should be shipped via Buenos Aires and was expected to arrive there by the end of March. Thiercelin should have the opportunity to complete the 1998-99 Around Alone with properly prepared boat for the start of last leg on April 10.

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The Sea Richard Konkolski

Positions:

Class 1

Place

Skipper

Boat

Latitude

Longitude

Dist. to go

Speed

Dist. to first

Time

1

Soldini

Fila

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

2

Thiercelin

Somewhere

39 09S

054 01W

255

6.8

254.7

2140

3

Autissier

PRB

Rescued

by

Soldini

0

0

0

4

Hall

Gartmore

Retiring

to

Chatham Is.

0

0

0

Class 2

Place

Skipper

Boat

Latitude

Longitude

Dist. to go

Speed

Dist. to first

Time

1

Mouligne

Cray Valley

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

2

Garside

Magellan Alpha

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

3

Van Liew

Balance Bar

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

4

Yazykov

Wind of Change

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

5

Saito

Shuten-dohji II

55 54S

066 38W

1346

4.3

1345.9

2144

6

Petersen

No Bariers

56 15S

069 31W

1435

7.7

1434.8

2144

7

Hunter

Paladin II

49 54S

089 20W

2219

6.9

2218.8

2144

Copyright Richard Konkolski
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