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Hugo Boss in Wellington for 48 hour Pit Stop

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At 00:35 GMT, 27 December, Hugo Boss crossed the scoring gate in Cook Strait. Their elapsed time on the leg was 17 days, 19 hours, 10 minutes. Two and a half hours later, at 03:00 GMT, Hugo Boss stopped racing as they pulled in to the 'pit lane' in Wellington.

Their shore crew was there to greet them and started to work on Hugo Boss immediately - the goal is to have the boat ready for action as soon as the 48-hour minimum stop time is over.

Hugo Boss has arrived in Wellington to make a pit-stop and effectuate several repairs to get their boat back on form for the second arduous Southern Ocean leg of the race. Paprec Virbac 2 is sailing in better conditions than in the Cook Strait which they reported as very difficult - invloving very strong, shifty wind.

Earlier at 12:32 GMT on 26 December, race leader Paprec-Virbac 2 crossed the Cook Strait scoring gate. For this Southern Ocean leg of the course, skipper Jean-Pierre Dick and co-skipper Damian Foxall had an elapsed time of 17 days, 13 hours and 50 minutes, for an average speed of 15 knots.

Barcelona World race - Paprec-Virbac 2 duo sail through the Cook Strait / Race Gate 5 -  Barcelona World Race?nid=40281_©  

Temenos II is 1300 miles to the gate, and is reporting much better temperatures - inside the boat it is now 15º, quite a luxury after the south. They are still making good average speeds and even gaining on the race leaders. During the night wind was force 4 and 5 for the fleet with up to 30 knots, the strongest for a few days, as we saw from lower speeds yesterday.

Mutua Madrileña continues to make good progress, chomping up miles from Temenos II at each position report and averaging a couple of knots faster than Dominique and Michele. Educacion sin Fronteras has had to take a sharp turn north to pass through the Australian safety gate, which has meant them losing costly miles; they lost 95 miles overnight to Mutua Madrileña, although currently they are still the fastest boat in the fleet.

Servanne Escoffier and Albert Bargues have put in a hard left turn as they head north to pass through the Australian safety gate. Educación sin Fronteras is heading almost directly North on the 18:00 GMT position report as they close in on the gate.

Position update at 10:00 GMT 27 Dec 2007

1 Paprec Virbac 2 11,084nm
2 Hugo Boss + 214 nm
3 Temenos 2 + 1526 nm
4 Mutua Madrileña + 1922 nm
5 Educación Sin Fronteras + 2946 nm




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