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Women's Team Moves Injured Volvo Boat To Start of Next Leg


5/19/2002

Amer Sports Too is making slow progress towards towards Ushant, an island of the westernmost part of France.

Skipper Lisa McDonald reported the yacht was making 6.5 knots and was still 50 nautical miles from Ushant. We are sailing into a building breeze from the south-west its right on the bow. Then breeze is coming from 230-235 degrees and the course we want to sail is 234.

We are racing to round Ushant by early this evening so we can start the reach into La Rochelle.

Amer Sports Troo is expected in LA Rochelle on Monday night or Tuesday morning.

Crew will get no rest in La Rochelle. Minor damage to the bow caused when the yacht was being towed by the Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker Edward Cornwallis and to the stern quarter caused by the broken mast will have to be repaired.

We will be out of the water for at least two days. We also need to work on the water ballast system and complete all the normal checks and maintenance we do at the end of every leg.

Lisa said she was trying to ensure crew got as much rest as possible during the delivery voyage. We had two very long days in England and there wont be any time time off in La Rochelle before the leg starts on Saturday.

We also have quite a lot of work to do on the sails.



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