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Team Legato is back up to speed after 7 days of calms

by Team Legato on 5 Mar 2001
07:00 GMT TEAM LEGATO WARTA POLPHARMA
Position: 50 59S; 128 32'W 48 37S; 58 20'W
Speed at time of satellite poll: 21.0knots 17.4 knots
Average speed for last 4 hours: 17.4 knots 10.3 knots
Course: 109 Degrees 52 Degrees
Distance covered over 24 hours: 418.4 miles 246.0 miles
Distance between the two: +2,691 miles

Back up to speed after 7 days of calms

As Club Med was finishing in Marseilles on Saturday night, the wind gods
decided to turn the fans back on in the Pacific, and after facing 7 days of
frustrating calms, Tony Bullimore and his TEAM LEGATO crew are back on the
pace.

As the winds filled in yesterday, the four hourly satellite polls showed
their speed building up, first to 10, then 15 and now 21 knots. With a 30
day deadline to complete the course, Bullimore and his Boys have a mountain
to climb, but in typical bulldog spirit, are giving it their best shot.
The goal set for them is a 320 mile daily average. They began well enough,
with a 24 hour run of 418 miles to put 98 miles in the bank. Reassuringly,
they also reeled back 117 miles out of the lead held by their Polish rivals
on Warta Polpharma

'We have got to push the boat and ourselves as hard as possible and try to
clock up a series of 4-500 mile days so that we have something in reserve
when we get to the South Atlantic High and Doldrums.' Said Bullimore after
sending this congratulatory message to the winners:

'Congratulations to Grant Dalton and his crew on Club Med on winning THE
RACE. You have hardly put a foot wrong during the entire voyage, and having
reduced the circumnavigation record to 62 days and set a blistering 24 hour
record of 655.2 miles, you deserve every accolade.'


Leading positions at 07:00 GMT today
1. Club Med Finished Marseilles 19:56GMT 4.03.01
2. Innovation Explorer +378 miles - Cape Horn 12.02.01
3. Team Adventure 5,406 miles - Cape Horn 28.02.01
4. Warta Polpharma 6,141 miles - Cape Horn 02.03.01
5. Team Legato 8,832 miles - Left Wellington 21. 02. 01
6. PlayStation - RETIRED 14.01.01

For further details, pictures and audio feed from TEAM LEGATO, 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




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