Day 51, Sunday March 28, 1999

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Fedor Konioukhov Photo Marek Slodownik

The local Navy spotted the flare at 2:45 a.m. local time. At the time winds were blowing at 45 knots and it was raining heavily. They could hardly have missed it since Konioukhov, who shot the flare, was so close to their tug. The Uruguayan crew immediately launched their dinghy to round up the Konioukhov boat and tow it into the harbor.

Konioukhov is no more official Around Alone race entry and may find his stopover in this resort port yacht club expensive. He will be charged standard dock fees while tied up here.

At the same time Neil Hunter was still 188 miles from finish line. He reported: "Drifting with the current for most of the time. Not to worry - have plenty of tucker left."

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Photo 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

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

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

6

Saito

Shuten-dohji II

Punta

del Este

0

0

0

0

7

Hunter

Paladin II

37 47S

056 #&W

188

6

187.5

2144

Copyright Richard Konkolski
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