Stamm powers towards finish line

First Around Alone finishers expected tomorrow

Tuesday November 12th 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: Transoceanic
Bernard Stamm on Bobst Group-Armor Lux, Class 1 leader since the very start in Torbay, is harnessing the full power of the Southern Ocean to power him towards the finish of Leg 2 of Around Alone, with just 296 miles to go at the 0600GMT report.

Arrivals in Cape Town, South Africa are made more difficult by the imposing landmark of Table Mountain, which creates a huge wind shadow that often throws a curve-ball to the competitors, changing their ETA at the last minute, often by hours.

But this shouldn't worry Stamm, whose closest three rivals, Solidaires, Pindar and Hexagon are over 200 miles away and now scored on a points system (it makes no difference whether he finished 2 miles or 200 miles in front of the second placed boat).

However Stamm, position to the south is in better shape to keep the wind until the finish.The weather forecast is good for a fast finish, and if all goes well Stamm could be in during the early hours of Wednesday morning, which could mean he completes this leg in just under 30 days from Torbay.

Prospective ETAs in Cape Town are:

Bobst Group/Armor Lux Wed 9 am
Solidaires Thurs 4 am
Pindar Thurs 8 am
Hexagon Thurs 11 pm


Positions at 0600hrs GMT 12th November 2002

Class 1
Boat Lat Lon AvgBsp AvgHeading DTF (nm)
1. Bobst Group Armor-Lux 36 51.120 S, 13 35.240 E, 96.37 nm, 12.06 kt, 296.34 nm
2. Solidaires 35 27.480 S, 8 30.200 E, 106.08 nm, 13.26 kt, 498.90 nm
3. Pindar 34 52.450 S, 7 33.570 E, 100.85 nm, 12.61 kt, 541.60 nm
4. Hexagon 36 43.400 S, 3 05.360 E, 121.40 nm, 15.19 kt, 769.56 nm
5. Ocean Planet 12 19.210 S, 26 56.700 W, 76.50 nm, 9.58 kt, 2788.91 nm
6. Tiscali 38 41.700 N, 12 06.240 W, 55.80 nm, 6.97 kt, 6468.79 nm


Class 2
Boat Lat Lon AvgBsp AvgHeading DTF (nm)
1. Tommy Hilfiger 17 15.140 S, 29 27.000 W, 88.63 nm, 11.07 kt, 2967.36 nm
2. Spirit of Canada 2 56.280 S, 27 46.450 W, 63.85 nm, 7.98 kt, 3810.91 nm
3 .Everest Horizontal 2 02.400 S, 27 53.190 W, 74.81 nm, 9.35 kt, 3864.98 nm
4. Spirit of yukoh 0 35.280 N, 26 30.160 W, 49.05 nm, 6.13 kt, 4084.06 nm
5. BTC Velocity 2 10.603 N, 26 43.209 W, 50.92 nm, 6.36 kt, 4139.04 nm
6. Bayer Ascensia 1 49.000 N, 26 30.160 W, 48.11 nm, 6.01 kt, 4128.79 nm

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