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14 March 2001, 07:11 pm
Trade Wind Sailing For Team Adventure
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The Race

The trade winds are not proving comfortable for Team Adventure even though they are allowing her to go fast and climb up along the coast of Africa.
"We're slamming, we must be careful, we're getting soaked, and to get to sleep, you'd better have spun a few winch handles, otherwise it's difficult nodding off. But being tired doesn't stop you getting stuck on the deckhead from time to time", said Jean-Yves Bernot, all alone in his port hull. "We wanted the trade winds, and we've got them and we have to take them with everything that comes with them", that's to say a breaking sea and a boat that slams hard in the waves". A little slowed down in this sort of seaway Team Adventure is nevertheless continuing to make good progress and is now 2700 miles from the finish.

On Warta-Polpharma all is fine and the Poles are casting longing glances at the Equator that they should reach tomorrow. With 425 miles covered in 24 hours, the boat is putting in good averages, which augurs well for reaching Marseilles before March 31st.

On board Team Legato, they're stuck in calms again.

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