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Vendee Globe Golding's water problems continue

by Susan Preston Davis on 28 Jan 2001
In a short call to shore crew this morning Mike Golding told of a night of
shifting breezes and uncomfortable sailing. By this morning, however,
things had calmed and Golding was sailing with just one reef in the
mainsail and the trinquette. He said that he was doing 11 knots and happy
with his current course. He was about to change over to the genoa which
should up his speed again.

Once again water is becoming a concern. Golding has been depending on
collected rainwater for much of this race and will need to top up his
reserves soon. As he heads further north Golding is less likely to find
rain. His water maker is still working only intermittently and Golding
plans to take it apart again once he is through the centre of the
approaching anti-cyclone. Then he plans to take what the water maker
produces and dilute it with the rainwater he has stored in order to eke out
supplies.

Today is the 70th day at sea for Golding who re-started the race 8 days and
4 hours after the fleet. He is now just 164 miles from Josh Hall - in 8th
position - and closing fast.


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