Home PageSite Map

Paul Cayard's Whitbread Log
Leg 7: Ft. Lauderdale to Baltimore

----------------------------- red rule ------------------------------
Previous Report Next Report

  The fleet is waiting for the wind to shift far enough to the northeast to make a tack the viable solution. Then we will all sail north back into the Gulf Stream.
Day 2 - April 20, 1998

1552 GMT
31 22'N, 078 42'W

Place: 3rd; distance behind 1st-place boat: 48 miles

Miles to Baltimore: 532

From: Paul Cayard, Skipper, EF Language

It has gotten very light now, at 12:00 EST. 5 knots of wind where we are.

Lately, the west has paid and we have moved into second place. The difference is small from 2nd to last. Brunel has made a bold move to run east of the stream and the cold eddies that have adverse current. My guess is that the group of yachts to our east -- Kvaerner, Merit, Toshiba, Silk and Chessie -- have some amount of bad current from an eddie on the eastern edge of the stream.

The fleet is waiting for the wind to shift far enough to the northeast to make a tack the viable solution. Then we will all sail north back into the Gulf Stream.

We are positioned to the north of the fleet, so we should be in good shape for that move.

I would say anything can and will happen in this race.

Paul Cayard

Previous Report Next Report


Leg 7 positions at 1800 GMT today:
      BoatPoints*Position
Overall
      BoatPoints*Position
Overall
  1. BrunelSunergy
  2. Swedish Match
  3. EF Language (P. Cayard, skipper)
  4. EF Education
  5. Chessie Racing (J. Kostecki, skipper)
  6. Merit Cup
  7. Silk Cut
  8. Innovation Kvaerner
  9. Toshiba
353
585
689
218
514
527
439
479
363
8
2
1
9
4
3
6
5
7
* Aggregate points total, including points scored for the first, second, third and fourth legs and points for the fifth leg according to current positions.


Related articles and links:



HOME PORT | WHITBREAD | NEWSLINE


Web site sponsored by:
Official Sponsors
Hewlett-Packard Company

Official Suppliers
Ernst & Young | Exponent, Inc. | Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Grey Advertising | Korn/Ferry Int'l | Volvo Penta| SAIC

Team Suppliers
Altair Computing | Black Mountain Spring Water
Chesapeake Decision Sciences | Hornblower Yachts, Inc.
PowerBar | Trimble | West Marine



Copyright © 1998, AmericaOne