Day 46, Tuesday March 23, 1999

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Photo Richard Konkolski

Petersen had only 96 miles left to go but it was not an easy task to cover them. He wrote: "So close, yet not there. I have to endure another night at sea. The head winds forced me all the way inshore to the Argentine coast last night, before I tacked out. The water was very shallow a long ways out. The air temperature is significantly higher than what it has been. It must be about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The seas are very lumpy inshore and I am fighting current."

On another hand Neil Hunter had a decent old cold front with a lot of hail squalls and gusts to over 40 knots. He had about an inch of hailstones on the deck at one stage. He collected some for the saucepan to use in cooking a meal. They were a lot cleaner and purer than what he had in his water tanks.

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

36 28S

055 38W

96

5.4

96.4

2144

6

Saito

Shuten-dohji II

41 53S

057 34W

433

4.6

432.8

2144

7

Hunter

Paladin II

48 15S

061 07W

843

7.2

843.1

2144

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