Please select your home edition
Raymarine 2021 October LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
Sea Sure 2 Hole 8mm Pintle
Sea Sure 2 Hole 8mm Pintle

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

by Team Legato on 5 Mar 2001
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

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: Web site:

t. +44 (0)1243 555561
f. +44 (0)1243 555562

Related Articles

Comet Trio Inlands at Llangorse
Plus a fun race with a mass start and a long reach down the entire lake It was worth the wait! The Covid-delayed Inlands finally took place within the beautiful settings of Llangorse lake with eleven visitors joining the three brand new local boats for a fabulous weekend of racing and socialising.
Posted on 23 Oct
2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race underway
A grand day in a Grand Harbour All 114 yachts got away cleanly in a fresh south-easterly breeze that built from 10-12 knots, in the confines of Grand Harbour, to 15 knots plus once past the outer breakwater.
Posted on 23 Oct
Semaine Olympique Française de Hyères future dates
One of the major events on the international Olympic sailing circuit For over 50 years, the elite of Olympic sailing have converged on Hyères - in the Toulon Provence Méditerranée area - in the spring, for one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the season.
Posted on 23 Oct
New high-performance wetsuit range
Supersoft, ultra-stretch fabric has maximum flexibility and manoeuvrability Typhoon International is delighted to introduce its new range of high-performance surfing and watersports wetsuits, designed for use across a board spectrum of water-based activities.
Posted on 23 Oct
2021 RS Aero UK Inland Championships
74 RS Aeros ventured to Draycote to enjoy a weekend of close racing Saturday proved light as per forecast but with lovely warm sunshine the race officer's perseverance was rewarded as a breeze filled in to allow three pleasant but challenging races after a short postponement.
Posted on 23 Oct
2021 International Masters Regatta day 2
Carl Buchan wins the day in San Diego The second day of the 2021 International Masters Regatta started slow and ended strong. Kicking off the day with over an hour postponement only gave the competitors more time to strategize and communicate.
Posted on 23 Oct
J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 2
Rodrick Jabin's Ramrod continues to lead Two more races were completed on day two of the 2021 J/111 World Championship hosted by Hampton Yacht Club in Hampton, Virginia USA.
Posted on 22 Oct
5.5 Metre Alpen Cup day 2
Girls on Film dominates the second day on Lake Garda Peter Morton's Girls on Film (GBR 41, Peter Morton, Andrew Palfrey, Ben Cornish) has taken the lead at the 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Circolo Vela Torbole on Lake Garda, after three more races on Friday.
Posted on 22 Oct
New Blocks and Cam-Cleats from Seldén
An assortment of Soft-Attachment blocks, Ratchet blocks and Cam-cleats Seldén, the Swedish manufacturer of rigs and sail handling equipment, is expanding their deck hardware range by introducing an assortment of Soft-Attachment blocks, Ratchet blocks and Cam-cleats.
Posted on 22 Oct
Nacra15 Worlds La Grande Motte oreview
70 mixed crews and 11 nations set to race 140 young multihull racers are due to take to the waters off La Grande Motte by Montpellier in the south of France to compete at the Nacra15 World Championships, organized by the YCGM.
Posted on 22 Oct