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8 March 2004, 10:46 am
Cheyenne Blasts Into The Pacific - SE of the Bounty Islands
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Cheyenne At Speed©DPPI/Christophe Baudry

WSSRC Round The World Record
Round the World

Predicted excellent conditions continued through the end of Day 30 as Cheyenne posted the best day yet on her Round The World record attempt - 623 miles over the past 24 hrs to stretch her lead over the 2002 RTW record track of Orange to 2042 miles.
Steve FOSSETT'S team benefited from consistent 25-30 kt wind coming from around 300 degrees as they spent their Sunday charging eastwards past the International Dateline - into another Sunday.

Back in the Atlantic, 2004 RTW rival Olivier de Kersauson and crew aboard Geronimo finally got free from the doldrums over the weekend, posting a strong 24 hour run of 521 nm to Sunday night (Day 11), leaving them about 190 nm behind the equivalent 2002 position of Orange.

On 9 September 1788, Captain William Bligh (great seaman, less-than-great manager / motivator) discovered these 22 small islets and named them for his ship, the "Bounty".

Cheyenne's full position reports are available on the Fosett Challenges website at the address below.
Fossett Challenges (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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