Cheyenne Notches Up 488 Miles
WSSRC Round The World Record
Round The World
Steve FOSSETT and crew aboard the 125' maxi-catamaran Cheyenne continued to grind out the miles yesterday, logging a further 488 nm on their 23rd day on the official Round The World record course, an average of 22.5 kts.
Having passed North of the Kerguelen Islands yesterday, their focus is now on a probable checkpoint about 925 miles South of Australia's Cape Leeuwin - some 1330 nm due East of the big cat's current position.
Steve FOSSETT and crew took a gybe to starboard at midday as they cleared the Kerguelen Islands, heading SE in search of consistent westerly winds. At the end of Day 23 they found themselves at 51 degrees S latitude, 1187 nm ahead of the 2002 RTW position of Orange - a lead of about 3 days based on Orange's 2002 mileage of the past days.
Cheyenne's Full position is available on the event website at the address below.