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Safety on Long Passages
I guess you have missed them to this point but you might like to look at -----
The Vendeeglobe started out of France on November 7th, with 20 boats. Single handed, non-stop, with out assistance, round the world. Attrition has taken it''s toll, they had gotten down to 13 boats and 3 have now finished. The 10 that are still out racing are spread out pretty much the length of the Atlantic, with the last boat, a female, (there are two gals in the race), at least three weeks from finishing. They are now into the 92''nd day at sea.
And; --- http://www.teamellen.com/ellen-article-100.html
Ellen Macarthur is on her 71st day on her quest to set a new single handed, round the world record.
Both of the above are a whole lot of single handed sailing, sleeping, eating, sleeping, fixing, sleeping, navigating, sleeping, -- well you get the idea.
Nick, would you please send me an e-mail --- firstname.lastname@example.org --- I would like to talk to you about something unrelated to this.