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14 February 2001
 

Rhythm of the Race Brisk, competitive and frustrating racing continues.

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Fleet round up section

Frenchman Roland Jourdain completed the Vendee Globe Podium. The podium
for this event now shows 2 French sailors and 1 from Britain. All were
sailing their first solo around the world race, in this case without stops.

Jourdain's official time was 96 days 1 hour 2 minutes and 33 seconds. This
is 9 days under the time of the previous winner.

As he neared the finish Jourdain grabbed another piece of the record book
setting the 24 hour sailing record for the solo mono hull category. He sailed
Sill 435 miles from Saturday to Sunday.

Slated to be the next finisher is Active Wear sailed by Marc Thiercelin. The
veteran solo sailor is 844 miles from the finish. Expect his Finot Open 60
to cross the line early in the weekend.

Skipper Communications

Roland Jourdain Sill "Itís hard to imagine how beautiful and fantastic it is."

Thomas Coville Sobedo "If you think that a high can be compared to a slow-moving suction pad. Overhead, the pressure is very high. The English have a very precise way of describing anti-cyclones, as a series of suction pads which die out before coming back to life in a series of highs next to each other. When the pressure dies, they give way suddenly. As they grow, the anti-cyclone slopes to create what we refer to as a ridge "

Current Weather Light air and even calm conditions off the Canary Islands.

Weather Forecast Force 2&3 westerlies off the Bay of Biscay.

What does it all mean

Jourdain completes the podium but not the racing for position. We'll continue to post reports as the race continues.