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Old 12-03-2013
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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

"The Josh Slocum Plan For Long Term Care".

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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

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"the josh slocum plan for long term care".
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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

I hope he has the right kind of anchors on board. I wonder if his stove is propane, CNG, diesel or alcohol fueled.

Hope he has fun.
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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

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Good for him, I hope he has a blast.

What I can't get over is that no one seems to be able to circumnavigate without drawing tons of attention and attempting to set some sort of record.

I plan to set the record for being the first sailor to circumnavigate without telling anyone that I did so.
Let us know when you get back.
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I'm just plain ol' JEALOUS !!!!!
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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

I wish him well.
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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

I wish I had his money, custom-built 63-footers from Lyman-Morse don't come cheap... I'd buy a more sensible boat for my particular needs, and head off without any thought of record-breaking, whatsoever... :-)

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However, to each his own, he's obviously a very impressive character... I met his son, Alan, in Bermuda about a dozen years ago, when he was prepping his Open 40 BTC VELOCITY for the Around Alone race...

I wish him well, I can't imagine sailing a boat of that size and power, at 76, myself... Pretty complex, system-heavy boat - I imagine he'll stay 'busy'... :-)
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Niiiiiiiiiiiice boat!
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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

I wish it was me instead. More power to him.
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Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

Cool, the man does not even need a boat...
"He also swam the English Chanel twice, with his wife helming their yacht alongside."
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