Originally Posted by tdw
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.
I wish him fair winds and at least manageable seas. I'm not saying he shouldn't go for it (although I do wonder at putting SAR folk at risk if it all goes pear-shaped). I am saying that his age has got to be a factor, particularly for a guy who listed as part of his fitness regime "finally quitting cigarettes".
Letting Stephen Hawking fly about a zero-gee airplane cabin seems benign by comparison.