Gold Coast Australia would like to advise that at 08:04:32 UTC on 21 June 2012 in position 44 55.4N 039 59.9W we passed through the scoring gate.
When I first received the sailing instructions I thought that there would be not much chance of us making this gate due to its south easterly position in relation to the great circle route. As it happens the weather has dictated that we sail a lot further south than the planned route and consequently has made this gate possible.
I am elated that we have passed through this scoring gate in first place, when the majority of the fleet are so far west. The team has worked really hard over the past week to get here.