Please select your home edition
Typhoon 2022 LEADERBOARD

The Race, Team Legato closes on the Polish boat

by Barry Pickthall on 8 Feb 2001
Just as predicted

Tony Bullimore and his TEAM LEGATO crew are back within 1,000 miles of their
rivals on Warta Polpharma just as Tony predicted on Sunday. At the 03:00
position report this morning, the gap between the Polish and British boats
was down to 986 miles after TEAM LEGATO has clocked up a succession of
450+mile daily runs in recent days. The Poles by comparison, covered only
263 miles during the past 24 hours.

Tony Bullimore reports:
'Yesterday, the race organisers say that we covered 470 miles over the last
24 hours. This conflicts with the computer onboard and Jason Owen our
navigator / tactician. Both say that we did 505 miles over the same period.
Well, the figures from the race organisers are the official ones so we have
to go with them.

Whatever the mileage, we are having a great run. We have got an excellent
sea running with us, favourable 15-knot North Westerly winds, and are
steering 138 degrees magnetic. We should pass the Kergulelen Islands by
midday today. It is all tremendous sailing.

Rob Salvidge has just had one of these days, He feels really happy - and so
does everyone else on the boat after the chili con carne he put together for
lunch. But on a down note Rob is unhappy because however he tries, he cannot
send our daily video feed over the satellite. (It will be something to do
with the satellites because the TEAM LEGATO race office has not been able to
raise the boat for the past three days either. ED)
Oh well. We can't win them all.

I am cooking a special treat for everybody tonight- corned beef curry with
rice. Everybody likes this and it goes down a bomb.

Yesterday we were 300 hundred miles from Kergulelen Island, our next
waypoint on the computer chart. We have been averaging around 21/22 knots,
speeding up to 27knots now and then. It is great sailing. But is now
getting very cold and there is no way you can go on deck without all the
gear on. Gloves are an absolute necessity. The barometer is steadily
dropping and is now down to 1001.

We have performed 3 sail changes in the last watch. Paul Larson, the watch
leader is a glutton for punishment, chucking reefs in and out at will, but
he is a perfectionist when it comes to sailing this boat fast.

We can now see the southwest corner of Australia on the electronic chart and
know that we are
definitely on the arse up side of the world. What would I give for a couple
of pints of Emu Export and fish and chips in Fremantle?
Oh well anyone can dream.'

Leading positions at 03:00 GMT today
1. Club Med 9,247 miles to finish - Passed thru' Cook Strait 2.02.01
2. Innovation Explorer +677 miles - Cook Strait 3.02.01
3. Team Adventure 4,816 miles - LEFT CAPE TOWN ON 26.01.01
4. Warta Polpharma 5,484 miles
5. Team Legato 6,470 miles Position: 47 27' S;65 44' E
6. PlayStation - RETIRED 14.01.01

Related Articles

Charlie Cumbley lifts 2022 OK Dinghy World title
After windless final day in Marstrand Charlie Cumbley from Britain has won the 2022 OK Dinghy World Championship after a stressful final day in Marstrand, Sweden. Niklas Edler from Sweden takes the silver with Lars Johan Brodtkorb from Norway wins the bronze.
Posted on 12 Aug
505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 5
Finally some wind! The struggle of the 505 Worlds is over, we had wind... Yesterday was a lay day and the plan was to catch up some races, but again there was no wind so the locals pulled out their boats and we cruised the harbour to Cobh and Cork.
Posted on 12 Aug
Five top tips for sailing an RS Aero
2019 European Champion Greg Bartlett gives his advice! In the RS community, we are passionate about helping others reach their full potential. This makes for fierce racing on the water and creates vibrant classes that keep inspiring sailors decades on.
Posted on 12 Aug
Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships Preview
St Aubin's Bay is expected to be awash with colour on 20th & 21st August St Aubin's Bay is expected to be awash with colour when the 31st Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships return on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August.
Posted on 12 Aug
Marine Resources latest jobs
We don't blame you for keeping an eye out Did you know, 9.8 million employed Brits are actively job hunting each day? With so many fantastic job opportunities in the market, we don't blame you for keeping an eye out.
Posted on 12 Aug
Noble Marine Rooster RS400 Nationals day 4
Just as we thought the east wind was going to win, the west came good. With a steady westerly blowing through the morning, we waited for the 13:00 start and the release from the beach. What WAS going to happen with the wind. Would it stay in the West - or swing to the East as it had the previous day.
Posted on 12 Aug
Half Ton Classics Cup in Cowes next week
Twenty yachts, and maybe more, are set to compete for the trophy With exactly twenty yachts announced, and the rumours of even more unannounced, participants in this event, there are many other reasons to look forward to next week in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Posted on 12 Aug
Project Land Speed: Horonuku waits for the Big Dry
A lot of the lake is now dry, but not all of it. What does it mean for Project Speed? A lot of the lake is now dry, but not all of it. What does it mean for Project Speed? Glenn gives an update from Lake Gairdner.
Posted on 12 Aug
Chanonry Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta 2022
A favourite sailing spot for everyone who visits and competes On the 6th & 7th of August, Chanonry SC held its first full annual regatta since 2019, while also hosting the Scottish Musto Skiff traveller event.
Posted on 12 Aug
Which Service Kit for my Andersen Winch? answers the question Andersen sailing winches have a strong record for service and support. However, after 60 years of product evolution, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of which of their service kits is required for each of the winch models.
Posted on 12 Aug