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post #52 of Old 05-06-2007
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Originally Posted by Valiente
Single-handing a 102 ft. cat? Well nigh impossible without a furler, especially as his staysail must be the size of a main on a 40 footer. But the size, the fact it's a cat, the single-handed thing and his age seem at first glance to be "stunt"-oriented.

I wonder how much of the sponsorship money is slated for SAR...or are the Australians, New Zealanders or Chileans expected to cover that?
Well we'll wait and see how it all turns out and whether or not she is too big a boat for one person but for now he is going pretty well. Winds have dropped but he is well behind the pace set by Ellen MacArthur. Looking for a new weather front and hoping to reel off some plus 450nm daily runs.

Andrew B

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