Re: Canadian Olympian's trans-Atlantic trip suffers 'catastrophic capsize'
A fair number of folks do this. We were anchored in English Harbour, Antigua when the winner of a trans-Atlantic race came in after something like 54 days, which was considered an exceptional time. He even beat all the pair boats by several days. Didn't look much the worse for wear although his body fat level looked pretty low. Seemed to really enjoy his first beer.
Here is a link to the story of a British woman who has rowed across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Having sailed across two of these, which mostly involved sitting on my butt reading and enjoying the scenery i am in awe. She was a management consultant and investment banker before deciding that she wanted more in her life than just making money.
In South Africa doing lots of boat stuff. Departure north from Cape Town around December 15th. Arrival in the Caribbean around the beginning of February, after 5300 miles or so.
Last edited by killarney_sailor; 04-07-2013 at 06:21 PM.