Day 41, Thursday March 18, 1999

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Photo Richard Konkolski

There was not much action on the racetrack. The wind dropped and reduced Minoru Saito's speed dramatically. Minoru was already trailing Petersen by 250 miles, and now, sailing at barely just over 2 knots, he could do nothing but watch the widening gap.

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

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

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

Petersen

No Bariers

44 47S

060 53W

649

4.6

648.7

2144

6

Saito

Shuten-dohji II

48 59S

062 06W

899

2.1

898.8

2144

7

Hunter

Paladin II

55 53S

070 17W

1452

6.2

1452.4

2144

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