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Pete Hill' Jester Challenge

Shanti’s trip across to Newport was very pleasant and surprisingly fast. I arrived tanned and relaxed at the finish on Monday 17th July with a time of 44 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes. The distance actually sailed (adding day to day runs) was 3640 miles.
I chose the Azores route to try and avoid the gales and fog of the northern passage, and in this I was successful. The strongest winds experienced were force 7, but for most of the passage the winds were moderate or light.
I passed close west of San Miguel island, in the Azores and then down as far as 33 N 45 W, before heading towards Newport. During the second half of the trip I experienced much light winds with 3 days of near calm close to the finish.
It was good to get in, especially as a tropical storm is due to pass close east tonight. Thank goodness there are no other competitors still at sea.

Pete Hill at Newport
4 /6/06 off Lizard Point
5/6/06 49 11 N 6 21 W
6/6/06 47 29 N 7 42 W
7/6/06 46 08 N 10 04 W
8/6/06 44 56 N 11 41 W
9/6/06 43 51 N 13 32 W
10/6/06 43 06 N 13 40 W
11/6/06 43 20 N 14 09 W
12/6/06 42 17 N 15 48 W
13/6/06 41 15 N 18 40 W
14/6/06 40 24 N 20 30 W
15/6/06 39 17 N 23 03 W
16/6/06 38 40 N 24 48 W
17/6/06 38 16 N 25 28 W
18/6/06 37 37 N 27 21 W
19/6/06 36 44 N 29 29 W
20/6/06 35 55 N 31 09 W
21/6/06 34 57 N 33 20 W
22/6/06 34 25 N 35 25 W
23/6/06 34 22 N 37 30 W
24/6/06 33 58 N 39 40 W
25/6/06 33 46 N 41 57 W
26/6/06 33 08 N 43 52 W
27/6/06 33 11 N 46 12 W
28/6/06 33 28 N 48 22 W
29/6/06 33 41 N 50 09 W
30/6/06 33 56 N 50 55 W
1/7/06 34 15 N 51 43 W
2/7/06 34 24 N 52 35 W
3/7/06 34 58 N 53 14 W
4/7/06 35 13 N 53 31 W
5/7/06 35 34 N 54 36 W
6/7/06 35 54 N 55 53 W
7/7/06 36 36 N 57 09 W
8/7/06 37 12 N 59 10 W
9/7/06 37 56 N 61 02 W
10/7/06 39 07 N 62 15 W
11/7/06 39 26 N 63 50 W
12/7/06 39 49 N 65 26 W
13/7/06 40 33 N 66 39 W
14/7/06 40 35 N 68 00 W
15/7/06 40 45 N 69 09 W
16/7/06 40 48 N 69 40 W
17/7/06 41 08 N 70 56

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