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Whitbread Log: Leg 2,
Cape Town to Fremantle
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  It was a leg that went from one extreme to the other and back again.
Day 18 - Nov. 25, 1997

0346 GMT
32° 50'S, 114° 46'E

Miles to Fremantle: 78

Place: 5th; distance behind 4th-place boat: 53 miles

From: Paul Cayard, skipper EF Language

This will be my last report from Leg 2. It was a leg that went from one extreme to the other and back again. It was a unique adventure and at the same time a race. We took some risks and suffered some damage, but the bottom line is that we are all OK, and the important ingredients of our campaign are intact and still very strong.

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Our fifth place puts us in second place overall, which is fine. There are seven legs to go and I know that the regatta is still to be won and lost within those remaining points.

To all of you who follow our progress through these words, I hope that you got a good feel for what we went through. While I put good effort into my writing, I could never do the experience justice, especially not this one, but what you get from the words is a fresh, live, first-person account. If the words intrigue you, I suggest you sail in this race. It is truly "the experience of a lifetime."

Paul Cayard
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