Originally Posted by rikhall
Wow, I would hardly call circumnavigating the world a stunt.
And I doubt that Joshua Slocum, Francis Chichester, Robin Lee Graham or the others who did it would think it a stunt either.
Those gentlemen were experienced mariners. They all had many, many miles of bluewater under their keels. They also didn't need a small army of paid and unpaid advisors, consultants, and hangers-on to get their boats ready, plan their voyages, and constantly keep them from disaster once they left the harbor. In short, they all knew what they were doing and what they were getting into.
Oops. When I saw Robin Lee Graham's name I thought "Robin Knox-Johnson". I suppose he didn't have much, if any, bluewater sailing experience. However, he didn't attempt a non-stop circumnavigation, either.