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30 June 2003, 09:51 am
KAZ Due After Midday Tomorrow With Record Well In Hand
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O3 Project - Round Australia Challenge
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The Sailors with disABILITIES aboard Kaz on their Australian circumnavigation record attempt are due to finish back in Sydney at some point after midday, local time tomorrow.
At 4.30 this afternoon AEST, Brett PEARCE, the communications whiz on KAZ, reported, "we are four or five miles north of Montague Island, we're in 15 knots of south easterly wind, and we are around 20 miles offshore, making our way home, we should see you tomorrow between midday and 3.00pm."

Pearce went on to say, "it's comfortable sailing, not much sea, we are all really enjoying our adventure, but still looking forward to coming home to see family and friends. It doesn't feel like we've been at sea for over a month, we all got into the rhythm early, so we are pretty happy. The food has been excellent, except for Bear's (Phil THOMPSON) gruel - every morning, it's a bit too much. We still have lots of food left, we took enough for 50 days."

A further update of an ETA for KAZ will be available tomorrow morning.

Sailors with disABILITIES organisers would love to see a big welcome home for their crew so take your boat out on the water tomorrow and cheer the KAZ crew home. The general public are also encouraged to cheer the crew on from the many vantage spots on Sydney Harbour, including South Head, Camp Cove, Nielsen Park, Shark Island, and the Opera House, as KAZ enters from the Heads and makes her way up Sydney Harbour to the Opera House.

KAZ is distinguishable by her brightly coloured spots on the white background of her hull. She is a Lyons 54' design, her distinctive sail number is 7878.
Di Pearson (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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