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post #13 of Old 01-17-2010
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I2F's point about it being too late to set any records is a pretty good one. It isn't likely that you'd be able to beat the existing speed records for a solo-circumnavigation, given your choice of boats. You probably don't qualify for either the youngest or oldest to circumnavigate non-stop solo either.

Personally, I don't see much point in doing a NON-STOP solo circumnavigation unless you're attempting to break or set a record of some sort. IMHO, by doing a non-stop circumnavigation, you are essentially depriving yourself of one of the great pleasures and advantages of travelling by sailboat—the chance to mix with the local cultures in many parts of the world and to see it from a perspective that is not possible by most modern forms of transportation. In many cases, there would be places you could stop that are not accessible by other forms of modern transportation in any reasonable form.

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