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17 March 2004, 10:45 am
Geronimo's Position After Day 20
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The position fix taken at the end of her 20th day at sea (23:18 GMT on Tuesday 16 March) shows Geronimo at 48°46S, 43°56E.
Olivier de KERSAUSON and his crew seem to have decided not to let themselves be deterred by the very real danger of nearby ice, since they covered 520 nautical miles point-to-point at an average speed of 21.70 knots during the day. They continue to take the southerly option and are currently close to the 48th parallel.

The many gibes required during the last 24 hours compromised the day's performance to some degree, but it remains a staggering achievement when you remember that the trimaran was enveloped in thick fog all day.

But when all is said and done, ice, fog, 5°C water temperature and 3°C air temperature are just the usual ingredients of an end-of-summer cruise in these unfriendly waters, marked only by the proximity of the Crozet Islands, now about one day's sailing time east-northeast of the trimaran's position.

Geronimo's full position is available on her website at the address below.
Geronimo Media (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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