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27 April 2004, 03:52 pm
Geronimo Closing In On France
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Jules Verne Trophy
Round The World

Her position on Day 61 puts Geronimo on the same latitude as Vigo in Spain, and Olivier de KERSAUSON and his crew 1,040 nautical miles from the Jules Verne Trophy finish line.
On the equivalent day in 2002 (28 April), the catamaran Orange, skippered by Bruno PEYRON, was still 1,361 nautical miles from crossing this virtual line between the Lizard and Ushant at the entrance to the English Channel.

The Cap Gemini and Schneider Electric trimaran was therefore 321.6 nautical miles ahead of the Jules Verne Trophy holder at this time, compared with 114 yesterday.

The 11-man crew are now focused on crossing the Jules Verne Trophy finish line before 07:54:04 GMT on Friday 30 April.

Every one of them is now hoping fervently to be able to polish the metal surface of the Jules Verne Trophy at the French Maritime Museum in Paris as a consolation for not being able to claim the absolute round-the-world record this year.

Geronimo's full and latest position is available on her website at the address below.
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