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5 April 2004, 10:02 am
Cheyenne Will Finish Today
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WSSRC Round The World Record
Round The World

Steve FOSSETT'S Maxi Catamaran, Cheyenne is lining up to shatter the WSSRC Round-the-world non-stop record by almost six days, and break the elusive sub 60-day time for a circumnavigation of the globe.
They are due to cross the start/finish line at some point this afternoon but have been held up slightly by a weather system that didn't help their cause.

An unexpected 'micro-depression' Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning slowedthe boat on their drive for the finish line for several hours, but by 0510 GMT this morning as they ended their 58th day on the Round The World Sailing record attempt they were back up to over 21 kts boatspeed, with a fresh westerly wind helping them along.

Yesterday's 294 mile total (12.25 kts avg speed) has left them 208 miles from their starting point - a N-S line drawn from Le Stiff lighthouse on the island of Ouessant (Ushant) and the Cornish landmark known as 'The Lizard'. Estimated time across the line at Ouessant is now 1500 GMT - or approx 58 days, 10 hours from their 7 February start.

Ken CAMPBELL of Commanders Weather Corp advised this morning:

"They are out of the last sticky spot. I estimate they will finish around 1500 GMT - they should accelerate from here to the finish."

Arrival at home base in Plymouth Yacht Haven marina will be late evening (Monday 5 April). ISAF will bring you the full story of their epic voyage later today.
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