Bruce about to finish - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2005
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 164
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
waltward is on a distinguished road
Bruce about to finish

Bruce Schwab is about to finish the Vendeeglobe. He will be the first American to finish this race. He will finish in ninth place, but in this race it does not matter that he will not win it. Just to finish is a phenomenal accomplishment. Just imagine any one of us reading this, racing a sixty footer, nonstop, unassisted, around the world. The six thousand miles of the Southeren Ocean by it''s self would be an accomplishment, but to do it under a race mode, alone, is mind boggling.

I think that most of us might like to sign up for the "Global Challenge". A seventy two foot boat with a professional skipper and seventeen crew, around the world with five stops, would be a doable adventure. Although I am am afraid that if we were to all sign up for the next one, Sir Chay Blyth would bounce some of us for being to old.

The Vendee Started out with twenty boats, seven have dropped out. Two of the boats are sailed by women, they look to finish eleventh and thirteenth.

If Bruce finishes on Thursday he will have been out 109 days, he might make it Wednesday night. He will have sailed at least 23,680 miles.

My hat is off to Bruce, and all of these sailors.

Walt Ward -- Northern Lower Michigan
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bristol Finish Pilgram Gear & Maintenance 4 03-30-2004 04:49 AM
boat finish Bawgy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 10-21-2003 07:53 AM
Delta vs. Bruce Anchors RichardElliott Gear & Maintenance 5 03-18-2003 07:13 PM
Cabin sole finish captchase Gear & Maintenance 15 03-31-2002 09:32 PM
interior wood finish jolly_mon Gear & Maintenance 0 01-23-2002 01:32 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012