Day 42, Friday May 21, 1999

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Photo Richard Konkolski

The rest of the fleet was struggling with light winds as described Robin Davie in his email: "When they turned that fan off - they sure turned it off. All last night was a drift and dream, light airs and we were hardly able to keep SC moving. All around the horizon massive build ups of thunderhead cloud towers gave lightening displays in the distance, which we managed to steer clear of and avoid - more by luck than good judgement... The day brought a hot sun to start with, but cloud cover from surrounding thunder squalls soon started to build, blocking the sun and cooling things off. These massive cloud towers were building all around. Some of them getting bigger, heavier, taller and blacker. A line of these storms were lining up and moving a couple of miles astern of me, heavy thunder rumbling and lightening zapping the water."

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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 Charleston 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yazykov Wind of Change Charleston 0 0 0 0 0
4 Van Liew Balance Bar 30 12N 075 40W 259 9.7 259 2144
5 Petersen No Barriers 28 44N 074 03W 380 6.8 379.5 2144
6 Saito Shuten-dohji II 25 55N 070 54W 618 2.7 618.1 2144
7 Hunter Paladin II 24 20N 068 14W 789 6.3 788.7 2144

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