Day 30, Sunday May 9, 1999 

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Photo Billy Black

Light northwesterly wind and contrary current forced Thiercelin to make numerous tacks before he was finally able to reach the upwind located finish line. He finished at 11:35 a.m. local time (1535 GMT) and his time for the final leg from Punta del Este was 29 days, 00 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. He put to close the Class I fleet competition and took second place in Class I with total time of 130 days, 9 hours, 23 minutes and 9 seconds.

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There still were seven Class II boats left on the sea with the closest being Mike Garside, 300 miles out of Charleston.

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Photo Marek Slodowniki

Positions:

Class 1

Place Skipper Boat Latitude Longitude Dist. to go Speed Dist. to first Time
1 Soldini Fila Charleston 0 0 0 0 0
2 Thiercelin Somewhere Charleston 0 0 0 0 0

Class 2

Place Skipper Boat Latitude Longitude Dist. to go Speed Dist. to first Time
1 Garside Magellan Alpha 28 06N 077 47W 295 8.5 0 2144
2 Mouligne Cray Valley 25 17N 074 25W 527 8.8 232.2 2144
3 Yazykov Wind of Change 21 01N 063 39W 1110 4.9 814.7 2144
4 Petersen No Barriers 14 06N 054 33W 1774 1.6 1478.6 2144
5 Saito Shuten-dohji II 12 28N 054 41W 1837 5.1 1541.6 2144
6 Van Liew Balance Bar 10 06N 053 32W 1986 9.2 1691.3 2144
7 Hunter Paladin II 12 10N 050 58W 2006 6.1 1711.2 2144

Copyright Richard Konkolski
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