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SailingNorth EastWest SouthPublishedMonday,Tuesday,Thursday andFriday 10December2000Issue# 302 ByIkeStephenson  Today'sSailingNews 
TheRace:20daystostart Thecurrenttaskforentrantsisto reachMonacobyWednesdayorfacea6hourtimepenalty. Currentlyonly2boatsareatsea:  TeamAdventuresailingsouthtotheStraitsofGibraltarandTeamPhilips afterbeingabandonedbyhercrew. TeamAdventurehaslostecrewmanHalvard MabirewhohasdecidednottosailaspartofCamLewis'team. Playstationiscurrentlyinharborat FalmouthEnglandhavingsailedfromSouthampton. TheyleftSaturday morningandsailedupwindallthewaytoFalmouth. CaptainSteve FossettwaspleasedwithPlaystation'sperformance:"Theboathandled theroughconditionsextremelywell-weweresailingupwindtheentire tripandthenewbowsandraisedfrontbeamhaveworkedwell."  Theteamplanstowaitouttheroughweatherwaitingseveraldaysfor betterconditions. TeamLegatohopestoseatrialoffBristol Englandtoday. PolpharmaWartastillneedstohaveitsnew maststepped. InnovationExplorerisinAntibesFrance forrepairs. ThisFridaytheverylargemultihullsare scheduledtobesailingoffMonacoinaseriesofinshorespeed runs. Theywillsailonacoursewithafirstlegat60°tothe windandthenreturnwithalegset120°fromthewind.   Itseemslikelythatthe3Ollierdesigned cats:ClubMed,InnovationExplorerandTeamAdventurewillsailthat day. Forotherteamstherepresenceisweatherdependant. TimesClipperUpdate Leg3fromCubato Panamahasfinished. BelowfindscoresforLeg3andoverallthrough 3legs. 1.Bristol21points1stLeg3
2.Plymouth19points5thLeg3
3. Portsmouth18points4thleg3
4. London17points3rdleg3
5. Liverpool9points2ndLeg3
6. Jersey9points7thLeg3
7. Leeds7points8thLeg3
8. Glasgow7points7thLeg3

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 Today'sSailingNews  CrystalCupatAtlantis TheAndrews68Magnitudehaswon the1stCrystalCupregattasponsoredbyAtlantis,ParadiseIslandin theBahamas. ForwinningMagnitudereceiveda50 poundWaterfordCrystaltrophy. Magnitudewonit'sClassinall5 races. NearlyassuccessfulwasClassBwinnerHarrierwhichwon 4of5races. ClassCwinnerFullBore,aTartan10alsowon4 of5races. Magnitude'sDougBakerdescribedthe CrystalCupthisway:"Fantastic.Youdon'thavetogofartothe startingline,ortogetback.Nicepartieseverynight.Youcan'task formore." BTChallengeUpdate Leg3startedyesterdayinBuenosAries.  DestinationisWellingtonNewZealandviaCapeHorn.   Leader:NorwichUnionby10miles Best24HourRun:NA Position: JustoutoftheRiverPlatte,along Argentineancoast CurrentWeather:NorthForce4 WeatherForecast:NorthForce4,thenbackingand dying. Help

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