Day 44, Sunday May 23, 1999

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Brad Van Liew Photo Billy Black

Brad Van Liew finally crossed the finish line after a passage of 42 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 51 seconds. He was the only American to complete the fifth BOC Challenge / Around Alone Race. His elapsed time was 150 days, 20 hours, 22 minutes and 20 seconds.

Despite his fourth place in this leg he finished third overall in Class II behind J.P. Mouligne and Mike Garside. Shortly after the start from Punta del Este he was dismasted. His first reaction was to start the engine and give up the race. But after speaking with his wife he realized that he could not give up.

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Brad Van Liew Photo Marek Slodownik

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 Charleston 0 0 0 0 0
5 Petersen No Barriers 31 11N 078 08W 125 5.3 124.8 2144
6 Saito Shuten-dohji II 27 57N 073 44W 424 5.3 423.5 2144
7 Hunter Paladin II 26 04N 071 08W 602 4.8 602.4 2144

Copyright Richard Konkolski3.6
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