Finally, Fanstone anchors in spotlight

News Corp's skipper basks in winning glow after years in obscurity Sailing

April 19, 2002|By Candus Thomson | Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF

Jez Fanstone has almost always sailed in someone's shadow.

As a reserve on the 1992 British Olympic sailing team. As a novice in the last around-the-world sailing competition. As junior partner on the earlier legs of this year's race. And most recently as skipper under the watchful eye of cartoon bad boy Bart Simpson.

April 26, 5 p.m.: Annapolis welcomes Volvo Ocean Race fleet, City Dock.

April 26, 6 p.m.: Annapolis/Eastport Volvo Ocean Race party, Eastport Yacht Club.

April 27, 10 a.m.: Volvo Skippers Forum, Annapolis City Dock.

April 27, 10 a.m.: Restart Festival at Sandy Point State Park opens.

April 28, 9 a.m.: Bay Bridge Walk.

April 28, 10 a.m.: Restart Festival at Sandy Point State Park.

April 28, 10 a.m.: Blessing of the Fleet, Annapolis City Dock. Volvo fleet leaves dock for starting area of Leg 7 to LaRochelle, France.

April 28, 1 p.m.: Restart of Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 7, Annapolis to LaRochelle, France, just north of Bay Bridge.

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