Please select your home edition
Edition
CoastWaterSports 2014

Team Legato racks up a 500 mile day

by Barry Pickthall on 10 Feb 2001
Tony Bullimore and his TEAM LEGATO crew broke through the 500 mile barrier
overnight with a 24 hour run up to 03:00 this morning of 507.2 miles - an
average of 21.13 knots!
And they should improve on that over the weekend, for the 102ft Nigel Irens
designed catamaran is riding the back of another Low pressure system which
formed ahead of her yesterday, which will keep the boat trucking along on
this Southern Ocean expressway for another day at least.

'We're running along touching speeds of 33 knots at times' Tony Bullimore
told a packed audience of supporters last night in a live link-up between
the boat and Legato Systems' UK offices in Maidenhead. With the waves
crashing audibly around them, navigator Jason Owen discussed tactics with
Mike Broughton, TEAM LEGATO's shore based weather router, to maximise their
performance on this next stage below Australia and up the Tasman to Cook
Strait. 'We would like to be level with the Poles by the time we get to
Wellington, and the crew are pushing hard to do just that' said Bullimore.

During the live link-up, Tony revealed one concern. They are running short
of food. This is Day 41, and the boat has freeze-dried fare for only 75
days. With another 14,800 miles to the finish, they could end up a week
short. 'We are making up a lot of time now, but Rob Salvidge, our cook, is
beginning to ration us, saving something back each week for the finish.'
Bullimore reported. If all else fails, the crew has a fishing line onboard.
'If we ever get becalmed again, then we will get it out.' The TEAM LEGATO
skipper promised.

Leading positions at 15:00 GMT today
1. Club Med 7,742 miles to finish - Passed thru' Cook Strait 2.02.01
2. Innovation Explorer +931miles - Cook Strait 3.02.01
3. Team Adventure 5,035 miles - LEFT CAPE TOWN ON 26.01.01
4. Warta Polpharma 6,029 miles
5. Team Legato 6,848 miles Position: 51 11' S; 94 56' E
6. PlayStation - RETIRED 14.01.01

For further details, pictures and daily audio feed from the boat, contact
Barry Pickthall at the Team Legato Race office
Mobile Phone: +44 (0) 7768 395719
Office +44 (0) 1243 555561 Fax: +44 (0)1243 555562
E.mail: ppl@mistral.co.uk Web site: www.teamlegato.com

Related Articles

The journey is the reward but they all want medals
Tokyo 2020 Finn Medal Race Preview There was a Finn brochure produced in the 1990s that perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the Finn class. One of the enduring maxims from that glossy marketing project was 'The Journey is the Reward'.
Posted today at 9:32 am
Watch the Rolex Fastnet Race start with Wetwheels
A superb opportunity for crews' less able family members On Sunday 8th August, Wetwheels is delighted to offer the opportunity for Rolex Fastnet Race crews' less able family members to watch the start of what is known as the world's biggest offshore race.
Posted today at 9:11 am
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international jury
Eclectic and passionate members unveiled for 2021 The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award unveils the members of its international jury. Jo Aleh (NZL), Gilles Martin-Raget (FRA), Glenn Ashby (AUS), Nicolas Mirabaud (SUI) and Anne-C├ęcile Turner (FRA) will choose the best sailing photographs taken in 2021.
Posted today at 8:44 am
Scarborough Yacht Club East Coast Race
Challenges yachts, crews, and technical sailing skills Sponsored by BOYES, this Race to Harwich Harbour was brought in to replace our North Sea Race to Holland, cancelled for the 2nd year in succession. Proving unexpectedly challenging, it was the only race run by any East Coast sailing club up to this point.
Posted today at 8:15 am
49er and FX Medal Races postponed until Tuesday
Due to a lack of wind in Enoshima on Monday Due to a lack of wind in Enoshima on Monday, the 49er and 49erFX medal races have been postponed until Tuesday. They will be added to the program that includes the Nacra 17 Medal race.
Posted today at 5:54 am
GC32 Lagos Cup 2 overall
Swiss GC32s on top in Lagos on National Day GC32 World Champions and winners of the first GC32 Lagos Cup a month ago, Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi continued its winning streak today... just.
Posted today at 5:35 am
Ready to race at Mallorca's 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE
Racing starts on the Bay of Palma today The long awaited, highly anticipated 39th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE starts on the Bay of Palma on Monday welcoming 105 crews in nine different classes to the famous showpiece race areas
Posted today at 5:00 am
The big question
And that would be, 'Who will win?' Now just for the moment we are not talking Olympics... And that would be, 'Who will win?' Now just for the moment we are not talking Olympics, but rather World Sailing's 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. So it could be you, your club, class, federation, company or your regatta that gets the nod.
Posted on 1 Aug
Cowes Week 2021 Day 2
Shorter courses and predominately wind with tide conditions Competitors had an easier second day at Cowes Week, with shorter courses and predominately wind with tide conditions giving a dry ride.
Posted on 1 Aug
Finns keep it tight into final medal race showdown
Six sailors go in to Tuesday with a shot at a medal at Tokyo 2020 Six sailors will go into the Finn medal race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday with a shot at a medal after the final day of the opening series on Sunday.
Posted on 1 Aug