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January 16, 2006 08:21 0 comments

Sunday, 15 January 2006

Sebastaian Josse and hs young crew move into 1st place, ABN AMRO ONE 3 mikes behind and Movistar only a few miles away as fleet compresses in light winds.

Hi There,

After a brief day of sunshine yesterday, today saw a return of the fog and drizzle we have come so accustomed to in the days past.

The race is now reaching a critical stage as we near the high pressure which blocks our way to the scoring gate off the South of Australia.
Over the past 24 hours our lead over Movistar has been more than halved as we sail towards lighter air. The sea is now flat apart from a slow rolling swell which is assisting our progress north-east a little.

is a far cry from the big seas and high winds that we had just days ago but it continues to be a battle against the elements all the same.
Power, aggression and brute force is nowreplaced with finesse and patience as we coax the boat through the ever dying breeze.

Despite the difficult conditions ahead the mood on board is really good. Everyone is very determined to get through this patch of light
air in better shape than those around us. Each position report that comes in could make for depressing reading but we have taken comfort in
the fact that whilst we may be losing miles to those behind we are also gaining miles on the boat ahead. Everyone is in the same boat (excuse
the pun) and it is up to us to try and handle it better. Once again the race has been thrown wide open and over the next 24 hours anything could happen…


Si Fi. Simon Fisher – navigator

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