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Old 05-06-2007   #51
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Need I say more ? You gotta love that last one, surely ?
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Single-handing a 102 ft. cat? Well nigh impossible without a furler, especially as his staysail must be the size of a main on a 40 footer. But the size, the fact it's a cat, the single-handed thing and his age seem at first glance to be "stunt"-oriented.

I wonder how much of the sponsorship money is slated for SAR...or are the Australians, New Zealanders or Chileans expected to cover that?
Well we'll wait and see how it all turns out and whether or not she is too big a boat for one person but for now he is going pretty well. Winds have dropped but he is well behind the pace set by Ellen MacArthur. Looking for a new weather front and hoping to reel off some plus 450nm daily runs.
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Love the pics, but I wonder how long the first one will last.
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One thing wrong with the swimming theory - one couldn't swim. The kidnapping theory could be right but why would anyone want three naked aussies?
The answer can be found in the movie "Sirens".

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Well we'll wait and see how it all turns out and whether or not she is too big a boat for one person but for now he is going pretty well. Winds have dropped but he is well behind the pace set by Ellen MacArthur. Looking for a new weather front and hoping to reel off some plus 450nm daily runs.
I wish him fair winds and at least manageable seas. I'm not saying he shouldn't go for it (although I do wonder at putting SAR folk at risk if it all goes pear-shaped). I am saying that his age has got to be a factor, particularly for a guy who listed as part of his fitness regime "finally quitting cigarettes".

Letting Stephen Hawking fly about a zero-gee airplane cabin seems benign by comparison.
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Single-handing a 102 ft. cat? Well nigh impossible without a furler, especially as his staysail must be the size of a main on a 40 footer. But the size, the fact it's a cat, the single-handed thing and his age seem at first glance to be "stunt"-oriented.

I wonder how much of the sponsorship money is slated for SAR...or are the Australians, New Zealanders or Chileans expected to cover that?
Well until he comes back around the other side he is out of our hair but I still reckon TB is a better horse to back than the whacko hippy and his child bride.

Poor old NZ they really got the short straw when it came to SAR.

Whether or not he makes it and/or breaks the record is one issue but nonetheless damn that thing can move.
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Love the pics, but I wonder how long the first one will last.
Obviously not all that long. I think it was the copyright issue and not the tits and arse btw. Silly really.
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Bullimore has done approx 2000 nms in 8 days, roughly 250 miles a day. He has 3500 nms to Cape Horn. His schedule is 15 days Hobart-Cape Horn, approx 350 nms per day. He now needs to average nearly 500nms a day to keep the record in sight. Might be a bit of a problem for him. I can only dream of 250 mile days so he is still achieving big time, but it does seem doubtful that the record is likely to fall.
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