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11 March 2001, 10:09 pm
Team Legatto Round Cape Horn
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The Race

As dawn broke, the crew of Team Legatto should have been able to make out Cape Horn 12 miles abeam of their port hull.
Having been caught up by the depression that he was trying to outpace, Tony Bullimore finally rounded the Horn early on Sunday morning and should eventually be able to seek shelter just like Warta-Polpharma did last week when weather conditions became bad for her too.

Warta-Polpharma is struggling. Still sailing in a very rough seaway, the boat cannot carry much sail, so is not making much progress, and her heading isn't ideal either. The Poles have no other choice but to be patient and try and find mile after mile a more favourable passage by tracking away from the Brazilian coast and putting in some more easting. A lesson in patience and a lesson for the future said Dariusz Drapella: "these big boats don't like sailing in choppy seas", and it would seem as though that is exactly what they have got at the moment, with waves forming in all directions in the squalls.

Team Adventure is romping on. 22 knots on starboard tack, just off Recife in Brazil, Cam Lewis and his boys are speeding towards the Equator, only 590 miles away. The American catamaran is now 3800 miles from Marseilles.

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