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SailingNorth EastWest SouthPublishedMonday,Tuesday,Thursday andFriday 8January 2001Issue#316 ByIkeStephenson  Today'sSailingNews 
TheRace:WeekendReview Thismorningshowsall6catamarans ofTheRaceatsea. From1stto6ththereisagapof1503 miles. Today'sweekendreviewshowshowtheygainedtheirpositions. SaturdayTeamAdventuregotthewindshift ithadsailedwesttoget. Thewindshifted85. Sailingto thiswindshiftwastoughonTeamAdventure. Theyspent11hours withouttheirmainup,andalsohadgennakerproblems. Theyslipped backduetothis. InnovationExplorerleadby60miles,but wasthoughttobetoofareast. SteveFosset'sPlaysationwasinracemode withagoalofcatchingthefront3bytheCookStraight/NewZealand. Sunday: ClubMedtakestheleadby over100miles. InnovationExplorerskipperLoickPeyronwonders: "howdowegetoutofhere"referringtohispositiononthe beach. ClubMedsails550milesin24hours7thbestalltime,Team Adventure510whichis14thbestalltime. WartaPolpharmasailsalongin4th.  ThePolishcrewhasonly2menondeckasawatchwithanotherpairbelow onstandby. Aftera24hourrunof586mileswhichis 5thalltimeTeamAdventurehasestablisheditselfin2nd. Theyare nowthemiddleboat,withClubMedtotheeastandInnovationExploreron thewesternedge.   Playstationpostedadayof450milesin24 hours. Earliertheyhadbrokentheirmainsheetwhichtook5hoursto repair. TeamLegatoisbacksailingmakinglittle progressinlightheadwinds. Fornowit'ssailfast. Tomorrowwill seetheRaceclasscatstackletheDoldrums. Eachoftheleadersis pickingtheirapproachtotheDoldrums. Weshouldseesomemore positionchangesbasedonthesuccessoftheirapproaches.       HeadtotheSailingDaily Forumanddiscusssailing! Today's Vendee GlobeReport:   PRBnearsCapeHorn SignUpForATWOS
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Today'sCam-GramQuote  TeamAdventureskipperCamLewis isnotjustaworldclasssailorhe'salsooneofthebestsailing writersaround. He'swritesdailyreports/Cam-Gramsfromhis RaceClasscat.Here'sanexcerptfromtoday's "Everimaginedwindingaboatup towindspeedonsoftwaterandcruisingalongat140degreetruewind angle,That'slikegoing27.5knotsfor4hoursonly40degreesabove deaddownwindin27knotsoftruewind.: Click forFulltext. TimesClipperUpdate Leg5is fromthe GalapagosIslandstoHawaii,4100miles. Leader:Portsmouth Clipperby16miles Best24HourRun: Jersey/LeedsClipper231miles  Position: Nearing thehalfwaypoint CurrentWeather:Fine sailingconditions WeatherForecast:Looking forthebestplacetocrossthePacificocean'doldrums' BTChallengeUpdate Leg3is BuenosAriesto  WellingtonNewZealandviaCapeHorn.   Leader:LFFlatronby2miles Best24HourRun:Logica 227miles Position: 1200 milestogo CurrentWeather:WSW Force4 WeatherForecast: NWforce4to5     Help

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