Day 33, Wednesday May 12, 1999 

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Photo Richard Konkolski

The wind failed to cooperate with Mouligne, who in turn failed to finish that day. At least his email arrived on time: "This few miles are taking forever. I hardly moved all afternoon, and now in the middle of the night I am surrounded by thunderstorms making the wind shifty and unstable. I have 145 miles to go and hope to be in Charleston before 8 p.m. US time tonight. Mike Garside finished yesterday morning. I am disappointed of course not to have won all four legs, but Mike did a superb job. His boat Magellan Alpha is at least as fast as mine and he sailed a very good leg, keeping good boat speed all the time and covering me wisely. I cannot believe that this is all coming to an end and I am full of mixed emotions. On one end I am so excited to finish, see my family and friends waiting for me and secure overall victory. On the other it is sad to think that it is over."

Yazykov was next to finish after Mouligne. He was farthest to the east and he would have to go through showers and squalls over the next day. On Saturday all the boats south of Yazykov were expected to lose wind for at least one full day. The finish was not going to be easy for anybody.

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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 Charleston 0 0 0 0 0
2 Mouligne Cray Valley 32 17N 079 32W 28 8.5 28 2144
3 Yazykov Wind of Change 25 52N 071 16W 606 7.3 605.6 2144
4 Van Liew Balance Bar 17 03N 059 42W 1437 5.3 1436.8 2144
5 Petersen No Barriers 16 59N 059 36W 1444 5 1443.7 2144
6 Saito Shuten-dohji II 17 43N 058 48W 1446 6.5 1446 2144
7 Hunter Paladin II 16 40N 055 55W 1611 5.3 1611.4 2144

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