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post #11 of 15 Old 02-06-2005 Thread Starter
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Thanks for the link. It can''t hurt to have a little added safety.
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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.

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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 --- --- I would like to talk to you about something unrelated to this.

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B&Q skipper, Ellen MacArthur, crossed the finish line off Ushant at 22:29:17 GMT (Monday, 7.2.05) to set a new solo, non-stop round the world record of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds. MacArthur has taken 1 day, 8 hours, 35 minutes, 49 seconds off the previous fastest 72 day, 22 hours, 54 minute solo time of Francis Joyon (Joyon finished his record attempt on 3.2.04).

B&Q sailed 27,354 miles through the water at an average speed of 15.9 knots.

Ushant-Equator 8d 18h 20m 7/12/04 0230GMT (taking 14h 3m off Joyon''s time)
Ushant-Cape of Good Hope 19d 9h 46m 17/12/04 1756GMT (taking 10h 45m off Joyon''s time)
Ushant-Cape Leeuwin 29d 14h 5m 27/12/04 2215GMT (taking 17h 24m off Joyon''s time)
Ushant-Cape Horn 44d 23h 36m 12/1/04 0746GMT (taking 4 days 2h 45m off Joyon''s time)
Ushant-Equator 60d 13h 35m 27/1/05 2145GMT (taking 1d 10h 50m off Joyon''s time)
Equator-Equator record of 51 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes
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... and isn''t Ellen''s feat such a great thing for this sport? How many women hold records outright (top for male or female) in other sports? My guess is not many!
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I''ve wondered about this too. Don''t insurance companies require a specific number of crew aboard for crossings (or certain operations)?
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