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The Race...Bullimore is truckin' towards Wellington

by Barry Pickthall on 16 Feb 2001
TEAM LEGATO - The Fastest Boat in the Fleet - for 3rd day running

Position: 47. 88'S; 160.21'E 41 20'S; 169 57'E
Speed at time of satellite poll: 19.0 knots 9.0 knots
Average speed for last 4 hours: 17.9 knots 12.5knots
Distance covered over 24 hours: 429 miles 300 miles
Distance between the two: +559 miles

For three days now Tony Bullimore and his TEAM LEGATO crew have been setting
the fastest pace in THE RACE. During the last 24 hours up to 03:00 today,
they covered 429 miles - 205 more than Club Med, 5 miles more than
Innovation Explorer and more importantly, 129 miles more than their closest
rivals on Warta Polpharma.

The gap between these two is now down to 559 miles.

The Bullimore Boys were still trucking along at 19 knots early today - 10
more than the Poles who plan to join Team Adventure in Wellington for a few
hours to replace a satellite antenna.

Cook Strait is now only 800 miles away and the TEAM LEGATO crew expect to
pass through there some time over the weekend if these winds hold. By then,
the gap should have closed considerably.

Just watch this space....

Leading positions at 03:00 GMT today
1. Club Med 5,155 miles to finish - Rounded Cape Horn 11.02.01
2. Innovation Explorer +853 miles - Cape Horn 12.02.01
3. Team Adventure 6,162miles - Pit-stopped at Wellington 15. 02. 01
4. Warta Polpharma 6,412 miles
5. Team Legato 6,971 miles
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: Web site:

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