Crew recovers, then falters -- now seeks wind Chessie update

November 12, 1997|By Peter Baker

Although Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the Whitbread, was last as the fleet left Cape Town for Fremantle, Australia, on Saturday, it has been as high as second place in the days since as the fleet has chased Swedish Match into the upper limits of the Roaring 40s.

At midnight (GMT), Chessie was sixth, 324 miles behind.

Satellite position reports indicate Chessie has been sailing well and has been heading south in search of stronger, steadier winds. The forecast for the next two days - stronger winds for boats more to the south and east, bodes well for the Maryland boat.

Pub Date: 11/12/97

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