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Cheyenne Good Progress - Even Under Repair

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Cheyenne covers 457 nm past 24 hrs

430+ nm Ahead of Orange 2002 RTW Track

Tuesday 24 February 2004 - 0510 GMT - 601 nm SW of Cape Town: Despite the need to effect a major repair to re-attach the Forestay from midnight Sunday through Monday afternoon, Cheyenne and her crew covered 457 miles during Day 17 of their RTW sailing record attempt, averaging 19 kts as they continued E/SE.

Steve Fossett and team's current position (42 01S, 8 07E) keeps them approximately 430 - 450 nm ahead of the 2002 RTW record position of Bruno Peyron's Orange after 17 days, having lost 60 - 80 nm Monday while making repairs.

Steve Fossett commented on Monday night:   more...

 



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