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12 March 2001, 05:10 pm
Team Adventure In Northern Hemisphere Again
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The Race

Team Adventure crossed the Equator between 1000 and 1100 GMT and is still moving at high speed.
She has covered 598 miles over the last 24 hours. Could there be a record in store? "I don't think so," said Cam at the daily chat session this noon, "the wind is going to rather decrease and head". According to Cam, there won't even be enough to get anywhere near the boat's personal record of 617.4 miles in 24 hours. "We'll see a bit later on whether it will be possible to attempt something. The boat is in great shape, the sails in perfect condition thanks to the constant maintenance carried out on them". Landfall with Marseilles is still planned for around 22nd/23rd March.

Behind, Warta-Polpharma has found a heading more in line with her final destination. The sea would seem to have calmed down and is causing less worries to the boat. The Polish crew admitted to not yet having given much thought to what happens after The Race. "The only thing we know is that nothing will ever be the same in Poland now for us, we will have become the most experienced men in ocean racing and we will have opened another way for the others. We hope to gain a following and provoke some changes in this sport which up until now has remained unknown".

The Mini-M link with Team Legato was too poor for Tony Bullimore to be able to recount his rounding of the Horn and to know whether all was well on board the boat.
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